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Bill Neidjie Bill Neidjie i(A26235 works by) (a.k.a. Big Bill Neidjie; Bill Nadji)
Born: Established: 1913 ; Died: Ceased: 23 May 2002
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Bunitj ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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1 3 y separately published work icon Old Man’s Story: The Last Thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie Bill Neidjie , Mark Lang , Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2015 8525216 2015 single work autobiography

'Known as ‘Old Man’ in this book, but often called ‘Big Bill Neidjie’ throughout his life because of his imposing height and strength, Bill Neidjie wanted to record aspects of his life for a younger generation of Gagadju, to help them look after their country and remember its stories, and for balanda (non-Aboriginal) people. Told in Old Man’s words, this beautifully nuanced, impressionistic account allows Neidjie to gently emphasise the issues of importance to him.'

'Old Man’s Story has a very personal inflection with Neidjie’s words complemented by Lang’s beautiful landscape photos. Structured in the cycle of the seasons, Old man’s story provides readers with insights into the annual transformation of landscape that are so integral to Neidjie’s story.'

'Old Man’s story contains many tales of growing up on country. Neidjie always emphasised his passion for the land and the significance of traditional practices, hoping that culture would flourish and be passed on. The book is a powerful contribution to the history of northern Australia told by an iconic figure. Bill Neidjie is perhaps best known for being central to the opening up his land which led to the

'Creation of the world-heritage listed Kakadu National Park and for recommending it be leased to the Commonwealth Government for it to be managed as a resource for all Australians.' (Source: Publisher's website)

1 I Was Thinking I Was Thinking... i "I was thinking...", Bill Neidjie , 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Indigenous Australian Voices : A Reader 1998; (p. 255-256)
1 y separately published work icon This Story Bill Neidjie , Clare Maclean (composer), Sydney : Australian Music Centre , 1993 Z1325229 1993 single work lyric/song
1 Rain in Kakadu i "Rain for us...", Bill Neidjie , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Telling it Like It Is : A Guide to Making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History 1992; (p. 87)
1 This Earth i "This earth...", Bill Neidjie , 1991 extract poetry ('I Give You this Story')
— Appears in: North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. 151-154)
1 Rain (from Story About Feeling) i "Sky...", Bill Neidjie , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Legends and Landscapes 1990; (p. 79-83)
1 Laying Down (from Story About Feeling) i "Well I'll tell you about this story.", Bill Neidjie , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Legends and Landscapes 1990; (p. 53-77) The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000; (p. 324-325)
1 19 y separately published work icon Story About Feeling Bill Neidjie , Keith Taylor (editor), Broome : Magabala Books , 1989 Z112047 1989 selected work poetry (taught in 7 units)

'From a master storyteller, this book links personal discovery to a sense of nature. It restores us to a wisdom that is at once powerful and fresh. Includes reproductions of bark paintings and artworks. ' (Publication summary)

1 We Like White-Man All Right Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 163-171) Writing from Australia 1994; (p. 143-148)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : E's Feeling Now... Wind... e Coming! i "Now e's lovely over there.", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 167-170)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : This on My Bunitj Clan I Put It i "They shouldn't be, they not supposed to,", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 171)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : We Know White-European got Different Story i "We know White-European got different story.", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 166-170)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : I Used to Go Church But I Hang on This i "Should be missionaries first they started", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 165)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : Where They Say We Rich i "Where they say we rich.", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 164)
1 We Like White-Man All Right : We Like White-Man All Right i "We like white-man alright", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 163)
1 "What's Wrong With Toyota?" i "I said...", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 161)
1 I Don't Know Twenty Years I Thinking Myself i "Anyhow, that one here last year, but e went ahead", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 159-160)
1 We Fright Water i "Of course - because everybody we drinking.", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 157-158)
1 King Brown Dreaming i "Dreaming said...", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 156)
1 "Want to Change Your Mind? i "But somebody still coming, asking you,", Bill Neidjie , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Story About Feeling 1989; (p. 152-155)
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