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This exhibition paid tribute to the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner David Morrison.

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In conversation with David Morrison, Australian of the Year 2016

Tough-as-nails former Chief of Army David Morrison reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the award for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
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Presenters: David Morrison, with Jane Hutcheon


The 2016 Australian of the Year exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images courtesy National Australia Day Council.

The National Australia Day Council would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Australian of the Year Awards program.

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This exhibition was on show at:

  • Australian Museum, Sydney, 26 July to October 2016
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 16 December 2015 to 11 February 2016
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