Vale Mr Jim Smith and Mr Roger Tipungwuti

Vale Mr Jim Smith                    Vale Mr Roger Tipungwuti
The Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education has recently lost two friends and colleagues.

Mr Jim Smith
Jim Smith, a Queenslander, worked for some years with the Let’s Start team on the Tiwi islands and in the Vic-Daly region.  Jim was popular amongst staff for his easy-going manner and has ability to weave an entertaining tale. Jim passed away in Alice Springs in November 2014.

 Jim Smith



Mr Roger Tipungwuti
Roger Tipungwuti was a Tiwi elder in the Bathurst Island community of Wurrumiyanga. Roger was a well-respected, considerate and thoughtful person. Despite his many obligations as a senior Tiwi man, he supported the Let`s Start program over many years, working with families and stakeholders in the delivery of the program.  Roger passed away in Darwin in 2014.

Roger Tipuingwuti



Images of both these men will remain on our website in accordance with the wishes of their families