Australian of the year awards

Written by on 25/01/2019

Katherine’s Kate and Tick Everett were named Local Heroes of the Year at an awards ceremony in Canberra on Friday night, while Arnhem Land rapper Danzal Baker — known by his stage name Baker Boy — won Young Australian of the Year.

The Everetts were honoured for their tireless efforts to put an end to childhood bullying, following the tragic death of their 14-year-old daughter Dolly by suicide last January.

Young Australian of the Year Baker Boy may be a new talent to most Australians, but the 22-year-old is familiar to Territorians as a former member of high profile indigenous dance troupe Djuki Mala.

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