To many people, climate change is an issue that’s easily dismissed – some say it’s a myth, while others campaign endlessly for change. One of those campaigners is Amelia Telford. She has witnessed first hand the effects that climate change is having on the environment.
Chern’ee Sutton has had a phenomenal amount of success in the three short years that she has been painting. While she has always enjoyed art and drawing, it wasn’t until she was encouraged by her school to enter a Bundaberg art competition, where she took first place in the open division, that she began to […]
Young artist, photographer and sculptor Claudia Moodoonuthi only picked up a paintbrush two years ago, but this girl has already established a name for herself in the art world.
Our deadly young achiever this month is Teliha Clarke. This talented Dubbo student has just published her first children’s book.The book, The Devil Up in the Tree was part of an Aboriginal studies assessment. For inspiration the 17yr old drew on her culture and the stories she was told by her grandmother growing up.
Conrad Green is a young up-and-coming footballer. Recently, he was selected for the Under-15 Queensland State School Boys Rugby League team. The 13-year-old’s major passion is Rugby League and he’s been playing since he was in the Under-10s. He plays half-back for Mackay Souths’ Under-14s. Conrad reckons the best part of his game is his […]
Aboriginal student James Gallaugher from Ulladulla Primary School can run 100m only two seconds outside of Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt’s record. James is the fastest 12-year-old in the country and he already has his sights set on becoming a major Australian athlete – right now, he’s taking it all in his stride. James is […]
Deadly Vibe: How did you get into doing charity events? Mikele: I began doing these events when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she has been my main inspiration for every single fundraiser I’ve held. Although it was devastating when Nan passed away this August, it only motivated and inspired me more to reach […]
Chaise Eade is a writer who is motivated and driven. Capable of getting down an average of 5000 words in one sitting, he is now penning his third science fiction novel – and he’s just turned 16. This year he was a 2012 Deadlys® finalist for the Outstanding Achievement in Literature category with his first […]
A young Aboriginal man from Moree seems destined for a career in public life, after winning this year’s NSW Pride of Australia Young Leader Medal in August. But Mitchell Dahlstrom is not resting on his laurels – he’s off to Canberra to learn about how the Government works – as part of an Indigenous Australian […]
Biomedical Science student Dylan Shaw has just been awarded the Australian Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarship which will help her with university and living costs over the coming 12 months. Dylan from the Paredarerme people in Tasmania has been studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). It’s all part of her dream to one […]
Two Aboriginal women are proving that all you need is a good idea and the guts to go after it to realise your dreams. They have launched a fashion label called Deadly Divas Clothing that incorporates Aboriginal designs into contemporary clothing and they are proving that Aboriginal style can be “divalicious.” Young Indigenous lawyer Stephanie […]
From Murray Bridge in South Australia, 17-year-old Alex Wilson is a current player for the Adelaide Lightning in the WNBL, and she has just been named in the Australian Under-18 women’s basketball team. Deadly Vibe: How did you get started in basketball? Alex Wilson: I started playing basketball when I was four years old, my […]
From Newcastle, NSW, Tanisha Stanton is the true definition of an “all-rounder”. After excelling in hockey then athletics, at just 15 years of age, Tanisha has played at the state and national level in both Netball and Touch Football, and has just been named in the U18 Australian women’s touch football team. Oh, and she’s […]
This month›s Young Achiever is an Indigenous science scholar, who has won the prestigious Mulpha Leadership Award at an International Science School. Joelene Puntoriero from Noonamah near Humpty Doo, NT, was selected for the award from 150 of the world’s top secondary-school science students who attended the renowned Professor Harry Messel International Science School (ISS). […]