Queensland Young Australian of the Year Nominees

Young Australian of the yearDaniel and William have been nominated for the Queensland Young Australian of the Year Award.

The Queensland Premiers Department contacted the boys advising they are one of four finalists in the Queensland Young Australian of the Year Awards 2021.

There are four Australia Day Award categories which are;

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year
  • Young Australian of the Year
  • Local Hero

On Tuesday 10th November they will be attending the awards ceremony to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre where the recipients of each section will be named.  If successful they will follow on from last years winner, champion tennis player, Ash Barty.

The boys are nominated alongside three other extremely talented young Australians who have, in their own right, achieved amazing things.

Watch the live stream of the 2021 QLD #AusoftheYear Awards at 6:30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 10 Nov via Facebook @AustralianoftheYear.

Summary of their quest

Over the past 12 years Daniel and William have worked tirelessly to promote the issues facing the orangutans and used their own journey to inspire others to find their own quest and take action to achieve their own goals.

The brothers have raised in excess of $900,000, sponsored over 100 orangutans and protected over 50,000 hectares of orangutan habitat.  Together they have written two best selling books on their quest to save the orangutan which have now been incorporated into the NSW Department of Education as an education module in the curriculum.  They regularly talk with students and corporates around Australia  and have addressed more than 80,000 people about their journey.

The boys body of work has been recognised by US President Barack Obama, Primatologist Dr Jane Goodall and natural historian Sir David Attenborough for their continued conservation work.


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