State & Territory Recipients

2019 NT Australian of the Year

Mr Michael Long
Darwin born, Michael Long uses his voice as an Australian Rules Football icon to fight against racism. In 2004, Michael embarked on ‘The Long Walk’ from his home in Melbourne to Canberra and established the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre in Darwin to put Indigenous issues on the national agenda.

2019 NT Senior Australian of the Year

Mr Charlie King OAM
Gurinjdi man, Charlie King OAM is a veteran sports broadcaster and human rights campaigner. Charlie is a passionate campaigner against domestic violence and initiated the zero-tolerance campaign 'NO MORE' in 2006. Today, the NO MORE campaign has links with more than five sporting codes and nearly a hundred teams.

2019 NT Young Australian of the Year

Mr Danzal Baker
Working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, Danzal Baker is a multi-talented, multi-lingual, Indigenous artist. He achieved mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language, coming 17th in Triple J’s Hottest 100 2017. He uses his talent to inspire Indigenous youth to embrace their culture and take up leadership positions.

2019 NT Local Hero

Kate and Tick Everett
Following the tragic death of their teenage daughter, Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett in January 2018, following extensive bullying, Kate and Tick Everett founded Dolly’s Dream to create positive change and a legacy to their daughter. Their advocacy has resulted in governments taking childhood bullying and its devastating impacts more seriously.

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