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Auschwitz survivor went through five camps

Auschwitz survivor went through five camps

On March 27, 1942, the sisters arrived at Auschwitz. Lilly, Erika and Lotte became prisoners 2063, 2064 and 2065.

  • by Heather Morris

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Subeditor battled to save punctuation’s endangered species

Subeditor battled to save punctuation’s endangered species

John Richards featured as “Mr October” in a calendar of Britain’s dullest men – alongside the head of the Roundabout Appreciation Society.

Kind and wise doctor saw the child in the context of family

Kind and wise doctor saw the child in the context of family

Ferry Grunseit worked long years to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Lawyer began fight against Indigenous custody deaths in 1987

Lawyer began fight against Indigenous custody deaths in 1987

Noel Olive was a “big ideas” man who was good at rallying others to any cause.

  • by Stephanie Short
Writer was one of the last of the ‘Dunera Boys’

Writer was one of the last of the ‘Dunera Boys’

Kaufmann was of interest to ASIO in Australia and the Stasi in Germany.

  • by Klaus Neumann
Decor homewares were recognised worldwide

Decor homewares were recognised worldwide

Tucked inside the kitchen cupboards of most Australian homes is a lasting reminder of the remarkable life of Brian Myddleton Davis.

  • by Marcus Godinho and Darvell Hutchinson
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‘Third man’ of the moon landing dies at 90

‘Third man’ of the moon landing dies at 90

Collins wrote: “I have seen the ultimate black of infinity in a stillness undisturbed by any living thing.”

  • by Richard Goldstein
Showed a genuine interest in her students

Showed a genuine interest in her students

Enid Borschmann was a highly respected teacher and principal. To many, Enid was a breaker of glass ceilings and a pioneer educator, but to her it was a matter of doing a job to the best of her ability and enjoying the experience.

  • by Ray Borschmann
June Newton, a singular force in a great double act

June Newton, a singular force in a great double act

Blindfolded, June threw a pin at a map of Australia and landed on Alice Springs. So June had a new name.

  • by Mark McGinness
Major-general performed all tasks allotted – and some that weren’t

Major-general performed all tasks allotted – and some that weren’t

Already 20-year-old Donald Begg was showing the quick thinking, resourcefulness, initiative (and a healthy disdain for silly orders) that were hallmarks of his military service.

  • by Jill Garland
Long-term exploration leader at Western Mining

Long-term exploration leader at Western Mining

When Roy Woodall died aged 90, it was an occasion for overwhelming gratitude for this wonderful man and explorer.

  • by Ross Fardon