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This exhibition paid tribute to the eight extraordinary Australians chosen as the 2016 Australian of the Year finalists, including national winner David Morrison. The exhibition featured personal objects chosen by the finalists for their significance and ability to communicate something special about their lives and experiences.


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 has been on show at:

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