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Frederick Little (1942–1985)

Frederick Little (1942–1985), entertainer and railways worker, was born at Nowra in February 1942, second eldest of five surviving children of Yuin Monaro man James Edward Little, entertainer and gum leaf band musician, and his Yorta Yorta wife Frances McGee. During the 1960s Fred performed as a singer, dancer, and guitar player in the All Coloured Show, which was founded by his older brother Jimmy. However, his day job was working for NSW Railways in Lidcombe. He married his long-time sweetheart Yvonne McKay at Auburn and they had two children, Jason and Kylie. An exceptionally good golfer and keen Rabbitohs supporter, he was a regular master of ceremonies at the Auburn RSL. Survived by his wife and daughter, he died at Auburn, Sydney, on 25 March 1985.

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'Little, Frederick (1942–1985)', Indigenous Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2024.

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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia


25 March, 1985 (aged ~ 43)
Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

brain hemorrhage

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