What is a kangaroo? -- The kangaroo meets its new neighbours -- The kangaroo at home -- The kangaroo abroad -- Tailpiece : the curious kangaroo.
Relates story of this odd, yet much-loved creature in Australian and global history, focusing on how its image has been used and abused. Describes physiology and lifecycle, outlines the kangaroo in indigenous Australian culture. Looks at the fate of the kangaroo on first contact with Europeans, and considers wider kangaroo diaspora.