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Darwin and Surrounds Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Darwin and Surrounds

1. Harold Thomas

Harold Thomas is an Aboriginal artist and the creator of the Aboriginal Flag, which was first flown in Adelaide in 1971. The flag has since become a widely recognized symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

2. Michael Long

Michael Long is a former Australian rules football player who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is known for his advocacy work in raising awareness about Indigenous issues and his role in initiating the AFL's annual "Dreamtime at the 'G" match, which celebrates Indigenous culture.

3. David Walker

David Walker is an Australian photographer known for his stunning landscape and wildlife photographs. He has captured many iconic images of the unique biodiversity found in the Northern Territory, including the stunning landscapes of Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park.

4. Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol in 2006. Mauboy has since achieved great success in her music career, releasing multiple chart-topping singles and albums. She also represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.

5. Phillip Roberts

Phillip Roberts is an Australian rugby union player who played as a fullback for the Queensland Reds and the Australian national team, the Wallabies. He was born in Darwin and grew up playing rugby in the Northern Territory before making his mark on the national stage.

6. June Mills

June Mills is a highly respected singer-songwriter and musician from the Larrakia Nation. She is known for her soulful and powerful voice, and her music often incorporates elements of Aboriginal culture and issues faced by Indigenous people. Mills has been recognized for her significant contributions to Indigenous music and art.

7. Mick Burns

Mick Burns is a renowned traditional Indigenous artist from the Tiwi Islands, located off the coast of Darwin. He is known for his intricate wood carvings and traditional art, which often depict stories from Tiwi mythology and cultural practices. Burns' artwork has been exhibited in various galleries across Australia.

8. Gurrumul Yunupingu

Gurrumul Yunupingu was an Aboriginal Australian musician and songwriter from the Gumatj clan. He was born blind and gained international recognition for his soulful voice, singing in both Yolŋu Matha and English. Gurrumul's music touched the hearts of many and he was widely regarded as one of Australia's most significant musicians.

9. Patricia O'Connor

Patricia O'Connor is an acclaimed visual artist known for her vibrant and captivating paintings depicting the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the Northern Territory. Her art often reflects the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.

10. Warren Snowdon

Warren Snowdon is an Australian politician who has served as the Member for Lingiari, which includes Darwin and its surrounding areas, since 2001. He has held various ministerial positions in the Australian government and is known for his advocacy for Indigenous rights and issues affecting the Northern Territory.

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