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The Resource Old man's story : the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie, Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang ; photographs by Mark Lang

Old man's story : the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie, Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang ; photographs by Mark Lang

Label
Old man's story : the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie
Title
Old man's story
Title remainder
the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie
Statement of responsibility
Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang ; photographs by Mark Lang
Title variation
Old mans story
Title variation remainder
the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie
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Contributor
Author
Photographer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the 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 trans-formation of landscape that are so integral to Neidjie's life 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 of 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. Includes tales about many aspects of Aboriginal life and culture. Recognising that he was the last remaining speaker of Gaagudju language, Neidjie broke with tradition and committed his knowledge to print. This is his third book. His key message in this book -- one for all Australians -- not just Aboriginal people, is: "You look after country...Country he look after you"
Summary
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 the 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 trans-formation of landscape that are so integral to Neidjie's life 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
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446872
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neidjie, Bill
Dewey number
305.89915
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lang, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Neidjie, Bill
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie
Label
Old man's story : the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie, Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang ; photographs by Mark Lang
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054434248
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 200 pages
Isbn
9781922059949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, 3 black and white portraits, 1 colour map
System control number
(OCoLC)905215089
Label
Old man's story : the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie, Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang ; photographs by Mark Lang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054434248
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 200 pages
Isbn
9781922059949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, 3 black and white portraits, 1 colour map
System control number
(OCoLC)905215089

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