"I Burnum Burnum, hereby sever all ties with the Author Marlo Morgan and the book entitled 'Mutant Message Down Under'. My reaction to the book was an innocent response to what I considered an account of an inner journey, which uplifted Aboriginal Australians in the eyes of the world. In my innocence, I did not understand the tribal ramifications of my support for the Author.
I am a non-initiated, non-traditional, urbanised, Aboriginal from the East Coast of Australia".
The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation Respectfully sympathises with the passing away of Burnum Burnum during August, 1997.