The team at Reconciliation Australia are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Gavin Jones.
Gavin was a dedicated reconciliation advocate and a close friend of Reconciliation Australia. We had the pleasure of working with him, and with the Deadly Vibe team, for many years to advance reconciliation in Australia.
He was passionate about providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share and celebrate their success. Through Deadly Vibe, the Deadly Awards, Move It Mob Style and the many other activities and ventures he created, Gav enabled Indigenous people to show just how deadly they are. And always with a style and flair that buoyed your soul and instantly told you this was a Gavin Jones production.
While he will be terribly missed, Gav leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of positivity, cultural pride and service to his community. His pioneering work for reconciliation and promoting positive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement is an inspiration to all Australians and we will honour his memory by continuing to tell these stories that empower young Indigenous people and leave us all feeling proud.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and everyone at Deadly Vibe at this incredibly sad time.