John Fitz Jakamarra
John represented the NT and QLD in Baseball
My name is John Fitz Jakamarra. I am a traditional owner of the Patta people, Warumungu Nation of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.
I have been happily married for 39yrs with 3 sons and lived in Brisbane for 28yrs prior to returning to Tennant Creek in 2013.
I have a love of sports especially Baseball & Basketball, hence the photo. I represented both Northern Territory & Queensland in baseball during the 70s & 80s. I always encourage my Apurtus (grandchildren) and other kids to play sports to keep fit and healthy as chronic disease is on the rise in our community.
Through my work in Tennant Creek I want to make a difference for my people, however little as “from little things big things grow”.