Bill Harney

Bill Harney

Yidumduma Bill Harney born on Willeroo Station about 1936 is a tribal elder from the Wardaman country in the Fitzmaurice Region – 120km south west of Katherine in the Northern Territory Australia. The country is known as the Land of the Lightning Brothers. Bill paints in traditional colours and depicts the Lightning Brothers along with images from his area. 
He is an accomplished artist, painter, didjeridoo maker and player. 
Didjeridoos are cut from yellowjacks, sand bloodwood, red woolybutt, white woolybutt, black woolybutt and stringybark. 
In his paintings on canvas and on didgeridoos which are world famous, he brings to life the Dreamtime stories of his Aboriginal Wardaman people.