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Rita Mills

Rita Mills
Born 1934
Died 2004
Genres Folk
Years active 1975 – 2001
Associated acts Mills Sisters

Rita Mills was a singer from the Torres Strait Islands. She was part of the Mills Sisters with her sisters Cessa and Ina.[1] She was born in 1934 on Naghir Island in Torres Strait.[2] She lived on Thursday Island and during World War II was temporarily evacuated to the mainland. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2000 she moved to Cairns,[3] retiring in 2001[4] and she died in 2004.[5]


  • Blue Mountain (1999)
  • Mata Nice (2000)


  1. ^ Baker, Jordan (28 March 2003). "Better late than never for Uncle Seaman". General News. Australian Associated Press. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Paul (11 March 2001). "Rita calls it a day, at last". Sunday Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ Pryor, Cathy (8 September 2001). "Northern Delights". The Australian. 
  4. ^ "Sunnies select Cairns". Cairns Post. 31 August 2001. 
  5. ^ Connolly, Steve (13 December 2004). "Trailblazer sang Torres on to map". The Australian.