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Jessica Watson to visit NT

21 July 2011

“Jessica Watson is an amazing young person whose courage, determination and dignity continue to inspire all those who meet her.” Said Katrina Fong Lim Executive Director of the Australia Day Council NT. 

“When we invited her to the Territory, Jessica indicated that she would like the opportunity to meet as many young Territorians as possible, her program of events reflects this wish.” 

“From a Youth Movie night in Alice Springs to a Party for Youth in Malak to a variety of school visits Jessica will be very busy talking with young Territorians.”

“Jessica will also be talking to the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Group in Alice Springs on Tuesday and Darwinites can hear her talk at the NT Library on Thursday.”

The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. The Young Australian of the Year has been awarded since 1979.

The Young Australian of the Year Award is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of young Australians who have made a substantial contribution to their communities.

Nominations are now open for the Young Australian of the Year Awards and can be made on line at, or by completing a nomination form available at Commonwealth Bank Branches or by phoning 1300655193 for more information.

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