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Photography Section: Joan Little

Joan Little (ne Smuksta) was born in Chicago in 1943, later moving to California. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Long Beach City College, then travelled extensively, meeting and falling in love with John Little in Europe and later marrying him. She taught in Townsville for a few years, before settling at Lanifer, Winton in 1970.

Always trying different arts and crafts (her daughter Tina remembers wood burning, enamel jewellery, pottery, watercolour painting, sewing and embroidery), she had a love of photography and donated her time to teach classes each week at StPatricks School in Winton. Joan was always a keen supporter of the Show, with entries in a multitude of sections (chooks in the Poultry Pavilion and cooking, gardening, art and photography in the Main Pavilion). Joan passed away in 1987 after battling breast cancer and is remembered as a beautiful person with a cheerful outlook on life.

Joan Little Memorial Aggregate Juvenile Points 8 Yrs & Under
2016 Winner: S. Clark
2017 Winner: S. Clark
2018 Winner: B. Searle
2019 Winner: A. Ellis
2020 Winner: No Show Held
2021 Winner: M. Godfrey
2022 Winner: W. Heumiller
2023 Winner: A. Seymour

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