The National Sorry Day Committee pays tribute to Australian Icon and Humanitarian Dr Jimmy Little AO: 1 March 1937 – 2 April 2012
The National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC) wishes to express its sadness on the passing of Dr Jimmy Little AO.
Uncle Jimmy, who sadly passed away on Monday 2nd April 2012, was a true humanitarian who gave so much of himself, whether through his musical performances or through his work to improve the health and education of Indigenous children.
His work promoting healthy living and healthy eating education through the Thumbs Up! Schools Program was driven by a lasting and genuine desire to improve opportunities for Indigenous children across Australia and to help them to lead healthy and productive lives.
Recognised by the public as an Australian living treasure, in our hearts Uncle will always remain a treasured Aboriginal Australian who will be sorely missed by the NSDC’s Co-Chairs, Executive Committee and Staff.
Not long before his passing, Uncle Jimmy endorsed a new school resource that the NSDC is developing this year, a document that will provide teachers across Australia with practical recommendations on how to teach Stolen Generations history and mark National Sorry Day and the Apology Anniversary.
We are honoured and humbled by his support.
Photo: Sophie Howarth