Lionel  Rose MBE's Memorial

Lionel Rose MBE
(1948 - 2011)


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Name: Mr Lionel Rose MBE
Nick Name: "Slim"
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Lived: Monday, 21 June 1948 - Sunday, 8 May 2011

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Lionel Edward Rose MBE (21 June 1948–8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first indigenous Australian to win a world title.

Rose was Australian of the Year in 1968, the first Aboriginal Australian to be awarded the honour. The same year he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). In 2003 he was an inaugural inductee in the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame. Rose's boxing gloves featured in a 2005 Australia Post stamp issue. In 2005 Rose was awarded the Ella Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sport.

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Fathers Name: Roy Rose
Country of Birth: Australia
Country of Residence: Australia
City of Residence: Warragul, Victoria
Occupation: Sport


Favourite Sport: Boxing


Place of Passing: Warragul, Victoria, Australia
Date of Passing: 8 May 2011
Cause of Passing: Illness following Stroke
Type of Funeral: State Funeral
Funeral Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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