Ted Egan i(31 works by) (a.k.a. Edward Joseph Egan)
Born: Established: 1932 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Author and songwriter Ted Egan started performing and recording in 1969.

He worked with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs as a Patrol Officer, Reserve Superintendent, Teacher and District Officer in the Northern Territory including Borroloola, Groote Eylandt, Maningrida and Yuendumu. While working in the bush he studied for a Bachelor of Arts Degree and in 2002 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Northern Territory University.

On 18 November 2003 Ted Egan was sworn in as the 18th Administrator of the Northern Territory by the Governor-General of Australia, Michael Jeffery.

Ted Egan was made National Patron of the Year of the Outback 2006.

Personal Awards

2004 Order of Australia Officer in the Order of Australia (AO)
2003 Australian of the Year Northern Territory
1993 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For Services to the Aboriginal people and for the interpretation of Australian cultural heritage through song and verse.

Awards for Works

Citizen Right , Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 14 no. l 1991 single work short story
1990 commended Northern Territory Literary Awards Arafura Short Story Award Open Section
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