Before this morning I did not even know of Gavin Jones.
A truth which is reflective of a reality Gavin dedicated his life to changing.
A reality in which figures of Indigenous excellence are routinely ignored and denied a voice by the vast majority of the white population and our institutions.
If we take away sports figures and artists, how many positive Indigenous role models or historical figures can you name? The honest answer is not enough.
It is clear Gavin was a man with vision, which is reflected in the Vision & Mission Statement of Deadly Vibe the company he founded:
Support all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in reaching their full potential by providing positive imagery, identifiable role models and quality media to improve community and quality of life.