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#JeffreyLee, defender of the land from mining giants
Jeffrey Lee is the last surviving member of the Djok clan, and therefore the sole traditional owner of land known as #Koongarra, in the #NorthernTerritory. The area is rich in uranium and despite the potential to earn millions from a sale, Lee consistently said "no" to mining on his land. Last year the Australian of the Year award recognised his work protecting land that is "home to sacred burial sites and other special places that Jeffrey feels a sense of responsibility to look after". In 2013 the land was incorporated into the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, for which Jeffrey works as a ranger, and is thus permanently protected from uranium mining.
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