Peter Sutton is an anthropologist and linguist who has worked with Aboriginal people since 1969. He speaks three Cape York languages and as an expert on Aboriginal land ownership has assisted with around seventy land rights cases. He has authored or edited sixteen books, including Native Title in Australia: an Ethnographic Perspective, regarded as the most authoritative work in its field. His most recent work, co-authored with Michael Snow, is Iridesecence: The Play of Colours. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.