Sunday, 12 July 2009

2009 NAIDOC Awards

Awards encompassing Elders, youth, art, education and training, and sport were announced at the National NAIDOC Ball in Brisbane on Friday night.

Professor Larissa Behrendt (above, left) was named 2009 Person of the Year while Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue (above, right) received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The other award winners were:

* Doris Eaton of Perth and Elsie Heiss of Sydney - Female Elders.

* Frank Lampard from Adelaide and Reginald Knox of Brisbane - Male Elders.

* Chelsea Bond (below, left) of Brisbane - Scholar of the Year.

* Gemma Benn (below, right) of Darwin - Youth of the Year.

* Danny Sebasio of Thursday Island - Apprentice of the Year.

* Andrew McLeod of the AFL Adelaide Crows - Sportsperson of the Year.

* Wayne Quilliam of Melbourne - Artist of the Year .

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