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Indigenous musician and activist Archie Roach gets Victorian Australian of the Year gong

Award-winning musician and Indigenous campaigner Archie Roach will represent Victoria at the Australia Day awards.

The 63-year-old was on Wednesday named the 2020 Victoria Australian of the Year ahead of AFL champion Neale Daniher, journalist Adele Ferguson and Salvation Army Commanding Officer Brendan Nottle.

  • AAP
  • The Age

We live in the most blessed country on this Earth,” Roach said as he accepted the award, while admitting he thought Daniher would take the prize.

He will join winners from across the country for the announcement of the national awards on Australia Day eve in Canberra…

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