Inspiring stories of award finalists
MOUNTAINEER Steven Plain could tonight be named the next WA Australian of the Year.
The Burswood resident suffered a lifethreatening spinal injury in 2014 but was inspired in his recovery to climb the highest mountains on seven continents inside four months.
Mr Plain is one of four people under consideration for the award, which will be announced tonight at a ceremony at Government House.
Social justice advocate Mervyn Eades, of Belmont, could be WA’s Local Hero for 2019.
Mr Eades is the founder of Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit organisation that actively prevents recidivism and suicide.
He turned his own life as prisoner around and is now inspiring others to do the same through training, employment and life skills.
WA’s Young Australian of the Year and Senior Australian of the Year will also be announced tonight.
The four State winners will represent WA in Canberra on January 25 for the national awards.