NT Barnardos Mother of the Year 2017 winner announced

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann has been awarded the 2017 Northern Territory Mother of the Year Award for her work caring for and mentoring children in her community of Nauiyu.

Miriam-Rose goes on to represent the Northern Territory at the national awards on Thursday 11 May in Sydney.

“When I observe Miriam working in the community, I see compassion and love: a natural love and pride of who she is and the need to share her culture with the new generations of children,” says her colleague, Leslie Gordon, who nominated Miriam-Rose as Barnardos Mother of the Year on behalf of all the children in the local community.

“There are countless children in the community who have been helped and mentored by this strong compassionate lady. Having had the opportunity to meet and work with Miriam, I have nothing but deep respect and awe for this amazing woman who shows nothing less than unconditional love and respect for her community,” Leslie says.

The Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards showcase the work of everyday mums in our community and the positive difference they make in the lives of children.

Territory Families is proud to sponsor the Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards and congratulates Miriam-Rose on winning the Award.

Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann
Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann