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Neil Morison, Dawurr Boarding, Nhulunbuy High School, Northern Territory
Neil Morison is the Head of Dawurr Boarding, situated in North East Arnhem Land that caters for Aboriginal students in the region.
Neil set-up Dawurr in 2016 with 10 weeks to oversee the completion of the construction,
‘The award for me was such a special honour,’ says Morison.
‘I was nominated by my staff team and the day school Senior Teacher of Indigenous Education. Each of these individuals, in my opinion, would have been a more worthy winner than me.’
‘I have always tried to work for the team collective, not for our individual success, so I think this stood me in good stead in producing a team that is united in the agenda of excellence for our Indigenous students,’ Morison says.
Neil has dedicated 25 years to leadership within the education and community services sectors