/ 08 July 2024

The NAIDOC person of the year, a special ride for cancer, and a new hotdog champ…

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Proud Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung woman Aunty Muriel Bamblett has been named NAIDOC Person of the Year for her work as CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), advocating for Aboriginal children and families. And yes, it’s NAIDOC Week – a guide to nationwide events is here

Horse enthusiast Sarah Wheeler is honouring her parents’ legacy by riding 5,500km through outback Queensland and NSW on her 2 horses Shifty and Sally to raise awareness about a rare gastrointestinal cancer. The 26yo’s 9-month epic is set to end in January so there’s no time for horsing around…

And in the absence of reigning champ Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut, there’s a new hotdog-eater in town called Patrick Bertoletti, who gobbled down 58 hot dogs to take out the title in the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. He’s a real Oscar wiener

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