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Lot 2918    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 30TH MARCH)    Australian Historical Medals

Estimate $150
SOLD $90

THE PAUL HAMLYN GROUP BEST SELLER AWARD, (1977), in gilt sterling silver (57mm), with suspension loop, reverse inscribed, 'Presented by/Summit Records/To/Jimmy Little/For The Sale of/119,000 Albums/1977'. A few small edge nicks, otherwise very fine.

Jimmy Little, born on 1 March 1937, was an Aboriginal singer, actor and teacher from the Yorta Yorta people, traditional land owners of the Murray-Goulburn region spanning the borders of NSW and Victoria. He rose to fame as a singer, song-writer and guitarist in the 1950s. In 1999 he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and on Australia Day in 2004 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. Jimmy Little died on 2 April 2012 at his Dubbo home.

Ex John Houstone Collection.

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