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Passionate environmental campaigner

Passionate environmental campaigner

Trent Williams was a force for good, signing all his emails with a simple phrase: “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”

  • by Charles Reis

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Last survivor of notorious Sandakan POW death camp dies of COVID complications

Last survivor of notorious Sandakan POW death camp dies of COVID complications

Historian Lynette Silver said Billy Young was “irrepressible, even in captivity. His will to survive carried him through torture and interrogation, enabling him to endure months of solitary confinement.”

  • by Tim Barlass
Philanthropy pioneer: passion, vision and good sense

Philanthropy pioneer: passion, vision and good sense

One of Australian philanthropy’s most passionate advocates, Darvell Hutchinson, had a lifetime supporting and promoting the power of giving.

  • by Nick Richardson
Bob Barnard took Australian jazz to a global high note

Bob Barnard took Australian jazz to a global high note

There aren’t many musicians who can boast an almost 70-year career at the top of their game. Jazz trumpeter Bob Barnard was one such musician; rare because from first till last, he dazzled.

  • by Loretta Barnard
A life in pictures - Andrew Symonds
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A life in pictures - Andrew Symonds

Former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident.

Leonid Kravchuk: the first president of independent Ukraine

Leonid Kravchuk: the first president of independent Ukraine

Under Kravchuk, the only increase in production in the country was of vacuum cleaners and vodka.

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Vet surgeon to the Saudi royal family’s racehorses

Vet surgeon to the Saudi royal family’s racehorses

His surgery was the desert or sand-floored stables.

  • by Robyn Williamson
Max Riebl: countertenor at the height of his powers

Max Riebl: countertenor at the height of his powers

Born in Melbourne to a family rich in art and music, Riebl will be counted among the great countertenors.

Ron Galella, personification of paparazzi, dies at 91

Ron Galella, personification of paparazzi, dies at 91

Galella was called a creep, a stalker and worse when he began shooting pictures of celebrities in the 1960s.

Ken Whisson: artist with no desire to follow the rules

Ken Whisson: artist with no desire to follow the rules

Whisson spent his whole life trying to get away from good technique.

  • by John McDonald
Meticulous researcher carefully cited her sources

Meticulous researcher carefully cited her sources

Writer Prue McGoldrick began her life with her twin sister Mary, at St Andrew’s Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Sunshine, in 1925 and was one of seven children, including three sets of twins.

  • by Olwen Ford