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Australian of the Year Awards 2017

Australian of the Year Awards 2017

On show

Liverpool City Library, Liverpool, NSW, 9 March – 25 May 2017

Newcastle Museum, Newcastle, NSW, 14 June – 30 July 2017

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, 7 August – 15 October 2017


The Australian of the Year Awards 2017 exhibition paid tribute to the eight extraordinary Australians chosen as state and territory finalists for the prestigious national award. We asked each finalist to choose an object of personal significance to tell us something special about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

The Australian of the Year Awards 2017 exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images courtesy National Australia Day Council.

It was on show at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra from 16 December 2016 to 12 February 2017.