Main content

Latest DEE TV

Peter Jackson speaks on SEN

8:50am  Oct 24, 2017

AFLW Rookie Draft: Todd Patterson

4:28pm  Oct 20, 2017

AFLW Draft Day: Mick Stinear

1:44pm  Oct 19, 2017

Meet Harley Balic

4:37pm  Oct 18, 2017

Club sends condolences on Lester passing

Matt Burgan  August 11, 2017 10:15 AM

MELBOURNE sends its condolences to the family and friends of prominent Indigenous figure Yami Lester, who recently passed away on July 21.

He was 75 years old.

Lester was a long-time and passionate Melbourne supporter and member, who used to watch the team train and play when it was in the Northern Territory.

A Yankunytjatjara man, of northern South Australia, Lester survived nuclear testing in outback Australia, and was known for his work as an anti-nuclear campaigner and Indigenous rights.

He was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his services to Indigenous affairs.

Lester was farewelled at a state funeral on Tuesday at the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.