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The Deadly Awards have again highlighted the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The 15th Deadly Awards, held 15 October, 2009, celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence in sport, music, health, education, employment, film, media, art and design, literature and theatre. The Deadly Academy gave the award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health to Chika Dixon.
Charles ‘Chicka' Dixon is recognised as one of the most influential people in current Aboriginal Australia. He grew up at Wallaga Lake and Wreck Bay on the New South Wales' south coast. Chicka's many campaigns included the 1967 Referendum and the 1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy which helped bring Aboriginal rights issues into the mainstream political and social forum.
Chicka Dixon received a nomination for the 1984 Aboriginal of the Year in recognition of his contributions to Aboriginal health, community development and culture.
Finalists also included:
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