1 July 1995
Territorians, those who identify as citizens of Australia’s Northern Territory, celebrate Territory Day on 1 July. This date marks the Northern Territory achieving self-government (from the Commonwealth) on 1 July 1978. This is the only day of the year, apart from the Chinese New Year and New Year's Eve, when fireworks are permitted notwithstanding the Darwin Kalymnian community celebrate Greek Easter with dynamite. Territory Day is also a date for naturalization of new citizens of Australia. In 1995 the naturalization ceremony took place on the Esplanade followed by the Chief Minister's Reception in the Great Hall at Parliament House. Territory Day is also the occasion Awards of Senior Territorian, Territorian and Young Territorian of the Year are announced. Chief Minister Shane Stone presenting indigenous Territorian James Swan Young Territorian of the Year Award. Swan was from Alice Springs. He won a bronze medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.