Hollywood Elsewhere joins the mourners of legendary Australian (Aboriginal) actor and dancer David Guilpil, who has passed from lung cancer at age 68.

A symbol of indigenous pride and a man of great meditative silence, Guilpil’s best-known or most striking performances were captured in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout, Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, Crocodile Dundee (original + sequel), Philip Noyce’s Rabbit Proof Fence and Ten Canoes (‘06).

Noyce: “For tens of millions the world over, David was the living embodiment of Australia’s 100,000 year First Nation culture. He taught us all so much.”