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Wagait Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Wagait

1. Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Michael Gunner is a distinguished Australian politician who was born in Wagait, Northern Territory, Australia. He has been serving as the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory since 2016. Michael is a member of the Australian Labor Party.

2. Sally Thomas

Sally Thomas, also known as Mandawuy Yunupingu, was a prominent indigenous Australian musician and educator. Born in Wagait, Northern Territory, Sally co-founded the band Yothu Yindi, which became internationally recognized for its fusion of traditional Aboriginal music and contemporary rock. He was also a strong advocate for Aboriginal rights and education.

3. Ngarri-djarringu Yunupingu

Ngarri-djarringu Yunupingu, known as Dr. Galarrwuy Yunupingu, is an esteemed Australian indigenous leader and activist. He was born in Wagait, Northern Territory, and has been a prominent spokesperson for the rights of Aboriginal Australians. Dr. Yunupingu has held various positions advocating for indigenous advancement and cultural preservation.

4. Tom "DJ Mangohig" Brown

Tom Brown, professionally known as DJ Mangohig, is a successful Australian musician and record producer. He hails from Wagait, Northern Territory. Tom has collaborated with renowned artists and contributed to various music projects, showcasing his talent and skill.

5. Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a renowned Australian author who was born in our very own Wagait, Northern Territory. She has written several acclaimed novels and essays exploring social issues, indigenous themes, and identity. Her works have received numerous awards, contributing to contemporary Australian literature.

6. Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss, a prominent Australian author, poet, and social commentator, was born in Wagait, Northern Territory. She has written numerous bestselling books that explore the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Heiss is also an advocate for literacy, social justice, and indigenous education.

7. Murray McLaughlin

Murray McLaughlin is a respected Australian journalist, television presenter, and political commentator. He was born in Wagait, Northern Territory, and has contributed significantly to the field of journalism in Australia. McLaughlin has interviewed numerous high-profile personalities and covered major political events throughout his career.

8. Lucy Guerin

Lucy Guerin is an accomplished Australian contemporary dancer and choreographer born in Wagait, Northern Territory. She founded the Lucy Guerin Inc performance company, which has produced critically acclaimed dance works performed both nationally and internationally. Guerin's contributions to the dance industry have been widely recognized and awarded.

9. Don Dale

Don Dale was an Australian politician who was born in Wagait, Northern Territory. He served as the Member for the Northern Territory seat of Nightcliff from 1983 to 2000. Dale made significant contributions to the development and governance of the region during his political career.

10. Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan is an Australian artist and writer born in Wagait, Northern Territory. He is recognized for his contemporary art installations and sculptures, often showcasing the richness of Aboriginal cultural heritage and landscape. McMillan's artworks have been exhibited across Australia and internationally.

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