Kate and Tick Everett have been nominated for a 2019 NT Australian of the Year honour.
Much loved Katherine teacher Patricia Elliott has also been named among the nominees for the awards.
A rapper and dancer, an Indigenous health advocate, parents fighting against bullying, a choir director, anti-fracking activists and an AFL player championing community are among nominees for the 2019 awards.
The nominees announced today are in the running to be named Northern Territory Australian of the Year, Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year, Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year and Northern Territory Local Hero.
The 2019 Northern Territory Award nominees are:
2019 NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Sarah Brown - Indigenous health advocate (Alice Springs)
Yvette Clark - Advocate (Berry Springs)
Adam Drake - Social entrepreneur (Darwin)
Michael Long - AFL champion and community leader (Darwin)
2019 NORTHERN TERRITORY SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Patricia Elliott AM – Teacher (Katherine)
Sally Gearin – Barrister (Darwin)
Charlie King OAM - Human rights campaigner (Darwin)
Morris Stuart - Choir artistic director and conductor (Alice Springs)
2019 NORTHERN TERRITORY YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Jane Alia - Advocate for refugees (Darwin)
Danzal Baker - Rapper and dancer (Milingimbi)
Amelita John - Store manager (Bulman)
Siena Stubbs – Author (Nhulunbuy)
2019 NORTHERN TERRITORY LOCAL HERO
Georgina Bracken - Community advocate (Tennant Creek)
Kate and Tick Everett - Advocates against bullying (Katherine)
Crystal Love-Johnson - Campaigner for Indigenous trans-gender women (Tiwi Islands)
Stingray Sisters - Anti-fracking activists (Maningrida)
The 2019 Northern Territory Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, November 7 at the Darwin Convention Centre.
The NT award recipients will join other State and Territory recipients from around Australia in the national awards, which will be held in Canberra on January 25.
National Australia Day Council CEO, Ms Karlie Brand said the Northern Territory nominees are among more than 120 people being recognised in all States and Territories as part of the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards.
“The Northern Territory Award nominees reflect the diverse communities of the Territory, the challenges and opportunities of life in our nation,” said Ms Brand.
“Most of all, their stories remind us of how we can all play a role in improving our communities and our society through our talents, our tenacity and our desire to bring about change.”
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