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Jack Crombie Jack Crombie i(16797157 works by) (a.k.a. Katatatjunti)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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'Katatatjunti, or Jack Crombie as he’s been known since his youth, is considered one of rodeo’s great legends. Jack was born in the outback and began learning how to track as a young child. From having no clothes, he went to model country clothing, drove on the Birdsville Track, muster cattle in Queensland, and to the rodeo circuit where Jack made a name for himself here, and in Canada and New Zealand. After trying his luck at opal mining he started a new career in 1993 as a police aide in South Australia. His reputation as a tracker was such that he was one of the first aides hired. Jack’s amazing story is valuable to Aboriginal droving and rodeo history, an inspiration to the youth of today, and a tremendous cultural reference for Indigenous history.  These days, Jack lives in Alice Springs and continues to make an extraordinary contribution to the community taking part in night patrol and volunteering for organisations including the Red Cross.' (https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=657)

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Personal Awards

2019 recipient Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to the Indigenous community of South Australia.
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