E J Connellan Award Overview
The E J Connellan Award was established in 1988 in honour of the founder of the Trust, the pioneer Northern Territory aviator, Eddie Connellan. He was a man of strong and passionate character, with special abilities attuned to trail blazing. These qualities enabled him to overcome significant problems and to achieve much where others would have been daunted. He was a successful pastoralist and a visionary business man; he played a prominent role in Central Australian affairs. He was a legend in his own lifetime.