Australia’s Kakadu Man
by Big Bill Neidjie, Stephen Davis and Allan Fox
Resource Managers, 1986, ISBN 0958945802, colour photographs throughout, illustrated endpapers (maps), photographic two-page title page, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor crumpling and staining to bottom corner pages, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Back in 1853 the Indian, Chief Seattle, of the Puget Sound tribe wrote his reply to “the Great Chief in Washington” who had sought to acquire two million acres of land for $150.000. This reply has been described as “the most beautiful and profound statement on the environment ever made”.
In the 1970s Big Bill Neidjie, as Australian Aboriginal, heard the clamour created by the competing demands of Europeans for his lands to be made a national park and to be mined for uranium. In his own way Big Bill began to reply in words remarkably similar to Chief Seattle. From the opposite sides of the Earth these men were making an appeal for the earth, an appeal which awakens in all of us an uneasiness that they also speak for us.”