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Bill Neidjie (deceased) was born at Alawanydajawany, along the Alligator River, sometime between 1911 and 1913. He spent most of his childhood in his father's country, Bunitj Clan land and attended school at Oenpelli Mission. When his father died, Bill followed his mother to Coopers Creek where they camped and lived on bush tucker. Bill had a variety of jobs around Australia, which usually paid no money but provided tea, sugar, meat, flour and tobacco. He worked at timber–mill camps, hunting turtle, providing firewood, loading and unloading luggers along the north coast, returning to Bunitj Clan land in 1979. Keith Taylor assisted Bill in ensuring that his knowledge and love of the country would not be lost.