Tommy Sales and the late Eric Taggart are friends. With Tommy as his tout, Eric emerges from the Wollombi bush in the ranges as a “wild Aborigine” complete with wooden weapons. Eric Taggart works casually as a farmhand around Singleton district. His story telling is legendary. The journalist Percy Haslam frequently arrives at Eric’s home with newspaper driver and photographer George Steele to inquire about Aboriginal culture. (Ford 310-11).