Dolly Gurinyi Batcho (1905-1973), a Larrakia woman from the Darwin area, epitomises the sacrifice of an estimated 6000 Indigenous men and women who, during World War II, served the nation that so often discriminated against them.
The students at Manyallaluk School have been writing letters to develop their persuasive writing skills. Along with receiving letters from Her Majesty the Queen and the Essendon Football Club, they recently received a letter from the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.
‘Gentle giant’ Mr Ronnie Booth Snr will be remembered for his love and service to the people of Binjari, the community in the Northern Territory he worked so hard to establish and support over many years.
When the Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation introduced a building and training program to the small Northern Territory community in 2015, the effect was profound. Two years later, the town once called ‘the worst address in Australia’ is blossoming.
2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sister Anne Gardiner is a deserving winner of the award after serving Tiwi Islanders for 50 years and establishing the Patakijiyali Museum for the preservation of Tiwi history, language and culture.
The MacFarlane Primary School in Katherine, Northern Territory increased school attendance by engaging students through the introduction of an Indigenous cultural program which presents subjects such as science and geography from an Indigenous perspective.