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1985 1st Ed. SIGNED Big Bill Neidjie Australia National Park KAKADU MAN

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1985 Kakadu Man (first edition with dust jacket)

Signed by Big Bill Neidjie!

7 x 10 inches, 92 pages. The book is in great shape, the dust jacket has some edge wear and tear.

Big Bill Neidjie (c. 1920 – 23 May 2002) was the last surviving speaker of the Gaagudju language, an indigenous language from northern Kakadu after which the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is named. He was a senior elder of Kakadu National Park and a traditional owner of the Bunitj estate in northern Kakadu, perhaps the most spectacular National Park in Australia. His decision to open up this land to other people was instrumental in the creation of Kakadu National Park. He was usually called Big Bill Neidjie because of his physique and physical strength, probably gained through his time working on the luggers, and was also called Kakadu Man, after the title of his first book.