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Ted Egan AM

b. 1932

Ted Egan AM, folklorist, raconteur, songwriter and performer, has lived in the Northern Territory since 1949. After a 25-year career in the Public Service, working for the Dept of Aboriginal Affairs and as a teacher in bush schools, he released his first album of songs in 1969. In the years since he has released 25 further albums and performed regularly at folk and country festivals across Australia. His songs include the award-winning "The Drover's Boy", which he is presently developing into a feature film. He has also published numerous books, including A Drop of Rough Ted and Would I Lie to You? He is an inaugural Life Member of the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, and in 1991 was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to music and the Aboriginal people. In November 2003 Ted Egan became the 18th Administrator of the Northern Territory - the Territory's equivalent of a State Governor.

Updated 2018