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Date posted: 30 November 1999
A state memorial service and a celebration concert in honour of the late James Oswald Little AO (Jimmy Little) will take place on Thursday 3 May at the Sydney Opera House. The service will commence at 9.30am sharp and the concert at 8pm. Both events will take place in the Concert Hall at the Opera House.
General public wishing to attend the memorial must book their free admission in advance through the Sydney Opera House website:
Alternatively, members of the public may visit the box office at the Sydney Opera House or telephone (02) 9250 7777 to secure tickets.
There is a limit of two tickets per person.
The concert will celebrate the life of the wonderful Jimmy Little. Family and friends will come together to honour in story and song the extraordinary contribution this Yorta Yorta Elder has made to the cultural life of Australia. Artists including Col Joye, Judy Stone, Archie Roach, Lou Bennett, James Henry and Paul Kelly to name a few, will pay tribute to Jimmy's amazing sixty year legacy as an artist, performer and champion for his people.
In lieu of flowers or tributes the family encourages members of the public to donate directly to the Jimmy Little Foundation. Donation points for the Jimmy Little Foundation will be available in the foyers of the venue, or donations may be made through the Foundation's website.