AUSTRALIAN. Rick Farley was an extraordinary man. From actor to Nimbin hippie to journalist, he was first introduced to the Australian public as the head of the Cattlemans Union. Active in many key political and social changes in Australia over thirty years, particularly to do with land, environment and Aborigines, he was instrumental in the development of Landcare while head of the National Farmers Federation and the Reconciliation process in the 1990s. Aligned at various stages with the National Party, ALP and the Australian Democrats, Farley was a political enigma with a straightforward mission for us to care a lot better for our country. Rick Farley died in a tragic accident, aged 53, in 2006. He will always be remembered for his complexity, his achievements, and his ability to find a way through adversity. This is the engrossing story of a unique man whose influence has left a lasting legacy for many Australians.