List of Famous people born in Northern Territory, Australia

David Gulpilil

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu
First Name David
Last Name Gulpilil
Born on July 1, 1953
Died on November 29, 2021 (aged 68)

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM is a Yolngu traditional dancer and actor.

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Ian Moss

Ian Richard Moss
First Name Ian
Last Name Moss
Born on March 20, 1955 (age 69)

Ian Richard Moss is an Australian rock musician from Alice Springs. He is the founding mainstay guitarist and occasional singer of Cold Chisel. In that group's initial eleven year phase from 1973 to 1984, Moss was recorded on all five studio albums, three of which reached number one on the national Kent Music Report Albums Chart. In August 1989 he released his debut solo album, Matchbook, which peaked at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart. It was preceded by his debut single, "Tucker's Daughter", which reached number two on the related ARIA Singles Chart in March. The track was co-written by Moss with Don Walker, also from Cold Chisel. Moss had another top ten hit with "Telephone Booth" in June 1989.

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Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Hilda Mauboy
First Name Jessica
Last Name Mauboy
Born on August 4, 1989 (age 34)
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Jessica Hilda Mauboy is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, Mauboy rose to fame in 2006 on the fourth season of Australian Idol; she became the runner-up and subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. After releasing a live album of her Idol performances and briefly being a member of the girl group Young Divas in 2007, Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, the following year. It earned Mauboy her first number-one single "Burn", became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009, and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

First Name Geoffrey
Last Name Yunupingu
Born on January 22, 1971
Died on July 25, 2017 (aged 46)

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, commonly known as Gurrumul and also referred to since his death as Dr G. Yunupingu, was an Indigenous Australian musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he played drums, keyboards, guitar and didgeridoo, but it was the clarity of his singing voice that attracted rave reviews. He sang stories of his land both in Yolŋu languages such as Gaalpu, Gumatj or Djambarrpuynu, a dialect related to Gumatj, and in English. Although his solo career brought him wider acclaim, he was also formerly a member of Yothu Yindi and later of Saltwater Band. He was the most commercially successful Aboriginal Australian musician at the time of his death. As of 2020, it is estimated that Yunupingu has sold half a million records globally.

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Nova Peris

First Name Nova
Last Name Peris
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Nova Maree Peris is an Aboriginal Australian athlete and former politician. As part of the Australian women's field hockey (Hockeyroos) team at the 1996 Olympic Games, she was the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal. She later switched sports to sprinting and went to the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. She was elected to the Australian Senate at the 2013 federal election, after then Prime Minister Julia Gillard named her as a "captain's pick", installing her as the preselected Labor candidate over incumbent Labor senator Trish Crossin. She retired from the Senate in 2016.

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David Warren

First Name David
Last Name Warren
Born on March 20, 1925
Died on July 19, 2010 (aged 85)

David Ronald de Mey Warren was an Australian scientist, best known for inventing and developing the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.

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Cyril Rioli

First Name Cyril
Born on July 14, 1989 (age 34)

Cyril Rioli is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. Rioli was a member of four premierships teams and the Norm Smith Medallist from the 2015 AFL Grand Final.

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Mandawuy Yunupingu

Tom Djambayang Bakamana Yunupingu
First Name Mandawuy
Born on September 17, 1956
Died on June 2, 2013 (aged 56)

Mandawuy Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu, , was an Aboriginal Australian musician and educator.

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Shaun Burgoyne

First Name Shaun
Born on October 21, 1982 (age 41)

Shaun Playford Burgoyne is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He began his AFL career with the Port Adelaide Football Club, where he played from 2002 to 2009 before being traded to Hawthorn.

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Daniel Rioli

First Name Daniel
Last Name Rioli
Born on April 16, 1997 (age 27)

Daniel Rioli is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is a three-time premiership player with the club and in 2017 he received the award for the AFL's Goal of the Year.

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