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James Wolfensohn, Aussie who led the World Bank for 10 years, dies at 86

James Wolfensohn, Aussie who led the World Bank for 10 years, dies at 86

Wolfensohn, who escaped a financially pinched childhood in Sydney to become a top Wall Street deal-maker and a two-term president of the World Bank, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan.

  • by Robert D. Hershey Jr.

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Diego Maradona, arguably soccer’s greatest player

Diego Maradona, arguably soccer’s greatest player

Speaking on Argentine TV in 2014, Maradona said, 'Do you know the player I could have been if I hadn’t taken drugs?'

Teenage tragedy led to life advocating for disability reform

Teenage tragedy led to life advocating for disability reform

Mark Bagshaw had a deeply held conviction that people with disability were a hidden resource for Australia.

  • by Miguel Carrasco
Passion for literature led to brilliant writing career

Passion for literature led to brilliant writing career

From a young age, Maria Lewit always had a great love of literature, especially for the richness of her mother tongue, Polish.

Party planner to the royals and rock stars

Party planner to the royals and rock stars

Lady Elizabeth felt that the secret to a successful party was to seat the boring people together.

Life member at left-wing New Theatre watched by ASIO

Life member at left-wing New Theatre watched by ASIO

Marie Armstrong was proud when her ASIO security file was released and she could read it.

  • by Lyn Collingwood
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Herald legend whose columns were a mix of insight, venom and grace

Herald legend whose columns were a mix of insight, venom and grace

Alan Ramsey's only good word for John Howard was goodbye.

  • by Damien Murphy
Jagamara’s inestimable contribution to Australian art and culture

Jagamara’s inestimable contribution to Australian art and culture

The passing of Kumantjayi Nelson Jagamara on November 9, 2020, is a great loss to his family and friends; to the community of Papunya where he was a senior law man, civic leader and local hero; to the Australian art world, where his status was legendary; and to the nation.

  • by Vivien Johnson
Opera House architect and Utzon's beach ball epiphany moment

Opera House architect and Utzon's beach ball epiphany moment

Yuzo Mikami is perspective was unique as he is the only architect to have worked with both the engineer and the architect responsible for the Sydney Opera House.

Lasting legacy as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Lasting legacy as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon

As a highly accomplished oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Bob Cook was a major figure and leader of the specialty nationally and subsequently, internationally. He was highly respected as a teacher and mentor to many trainees and junior surgeons.

Gerald Stone Memorial Service
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Gerald Stone Memorial Service

Gerald Stone, the American-born reporter turned producer who pioneered 60 Minutes in Australia and mentored a generation of television journalists, has been farewelled at a memorial service at TCN Studio 22 in Willoughby where it all started.