Jeffrey Lee – Finalist NT Australian of the Year Awards 2014
Jeffrey Lee MA is a park ranger in Kakadu for over 20 years and the traditional owner of Koongarra; 1,200 hectares of wilderness, also containing rich reserves of uranium. Most of his adult life has spent fighting to have his land protected from uranium mining. After taking his battle to the world heritage committee in Paris and turning down a large fortune for a clean river and healthy land Jeffrey has recently won his battle and his land will now be incorporated into the national park where it will be protected indefinitely.
This morning he has been recognised for his outstanding contribution by being named as one of four Northern Territory finalists in the Australian of the Year Awards 2014.