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Bill Neidjie
(c. 1913 - 23 May 2002)

Australian conservationist nicknamed “Kakadu Man”, was a Gagadju man who was the traditional custodian of the Kakadu area of Northern Territory of Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment of Kakadu as a National Park in 1979. His authored books of prose and collections of poetry.

Science Quotes by Bill Neidjie (1 quote)

Tree…
he watching you.
You look at tree,
he listen to you.
He got no finger,
he can’t speak.
But that leaf...
he pumping, growing,
growing in the night.
While you sleeping
you dream something.
Tree and grass same thing.
They grow with your body,
with your feeling.
— Bill Neidjie
Poem from Gagadju Man Bill Neidjie: The Environmental and Spiritual Philosophy of a Senior Traditional Owner, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory Australia (2002), 40.
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  • Gagudju Man: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, by Bill Neidjie. - book suggestion.

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