Clarrie Cameron is from the Nhanhagardi tribe of Champion Bay. Born into a strong family of Aboriginal rights activists, Clarrie was schooled in Meekatharra and Perth, working on pastoral stations in the holidays to pay for his education. He worked as a court officer for the Aboriginal Legal Service in the Pilbara and in 1972 joined the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. At age 50 Clarrie completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Aboriginal affairs. Clarrie is a well-respected painter, carver, jewellery maker and oral storyteller. His debut book is Elephants in the Bush.