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Peter Proudfoot: architect was a fascinating and maverick teacher
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Peter Proudfoot: architect was a fascinating and maverick teacher

Proudfoot’s work seemed to channel the spirit of the baroque.

  • by Emma Proudfoot

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Carol Raye: actor leaves legacy of stage and television work

Carol Raye: actor leaves legacy of stage and television work

The acclaimed performer and producer was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last weekend.

  • by John Senczuk
Richard Connolly: gave new voice to ABC drama and features
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Richard Connolly: gave new voice to ABC drama and features

Connolly: “The difference between ABC and BBC managements is that they have a higher form of nong.”

Produced remarkable, distinctive prints and drawings

Produced remarkable, distinctive prints and drawings

Czech-born artist Petr Herel left a remarkable and distinctive body of prints, drawings and exquisite artists’ books for which he is perhaps best known.

  • by Elizabeth Cross
Neurologist pioneered treatment of patients with stroke, epilepsy

Neurologist pioneered treatment of patients with stroke, epilepsy

Peter Bladin was a neurologist, academic, Australian and international pioneer in the treatment of patients with stroke and epilepsy.

  • by Chris Bladin and Geoff Donnan
A life of caring for family and others

A life of caring for family and others

Mary Burbidge was a keen bird watcher, general practitioner, disability specialist and advocate, local councillor, mother, sister, nanna, writer, inventor, environmentalist, smart, funny, kind and generous.

  • by Jo Burbidge and Helene Richards
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Won highest international award in gliding

Won highest international award in gliding

During his childhood, flying was not an everyday common thing, but it fascinated Alan Patching.

  • by Tighe Patching
Torquay and surf industry icon a master surfboard-maker

Torquay and surf industry icon a master surfboard-maker

Russell Graham was passionate about the history and heritage of surfing and its culture.

  • by Gordon Matthews
The man with the activist’s edge

The man with the activist’s edge

Harry van Moorst was determined to make a difference for the people of Werribee, for his family, for all Victorians and for the cause of peace.

  • by Michael Hamel-Green
Cheeky, erudite and kind: A crossword compiler for the ages
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Cheeky, erudite and kind: A crossword compiler for the ages

Much-loved crossword setter Donald Harrison has died.

  • by Lynne Cairncross
Judge who abolished notion of terra nullius was a dedicated advocate for human rights
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Judge who abolished notion of terra nullius was a dedicated advocate for human rights

Sir Gerard Brennan, the former chief justice of the High Court of Australia who wrote the lead judgement in the Mabo case that laid down the legal notion of prior Aboriginal occupation of Australian land, has died in Sydney at the age of 94.