God in the outback
Dangatanga grew up on Elcho Island, a remote island off the coast of the Northern Territory. A Yolŋu man, he speaks a Yolŋu- Matha language called Dhuwa-Dhangu’mi.
He came to know Jesus during the Christian revival in 1979, whereupon he became utterly convinced of the authority of Jesus. When the elders told him he should speak to the land, the trees and the rocks so the land could speak back to him and guide him, he defended his decision to worship the Creator God and to renounce the spirits of the land.