Obituary: Michael Alderson

22nd November 2013

Maree David

In March this year a man of great courage and conviction sadly passed away. Michael Alderson* was a senior Murrumburr man whose country lies within Kakadu National Park. He was instrumental in the establishment of Kakadu National Park and became Chairman of the Kakadu National Park Board of Management many years ago. He was also a tireless worker for numerous other Indigenous associations and committees in the region. Mick worked with most anthropologists and archaeologists that had the good fortune of working in Kakadu. All of those who have had the honour and pleasure to spend time with this great man, to share stories, roast magpie goose, or share a quiet wander through the tropical savanna with him will know of the significance of this loss. He had a passion for the care of his country and a great vision for heritage management in Kakadu that was truly inspirational. He is sadly missed.

*Mick Alderson’s family have given permission to use his name in print.

David, M.
Obituary: Michael Alderson
December 2000
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