Gippsland historian and author Flo Pearce, 101, may have quit school quite early, but her lifelong love of learning made her a formidable and knowledgeable student of local history.
- by Pauline Hitchins
John Seymour Monahan (“Ginge”), Bar roll number 666, died on February 20, 2020, aged 86. Son of former Supreme Court Justice Sir Robert Monahan, John’s future at the Bar was guaranteed.
- by Katherine Bourke
The team wore black armbands when the death of No 1 fan Brenda Duchen was announced.
- by Alex Oliver
Having operated the slide projector at his son's first keynote speech, lawyer Bill Gates snr saw his headstrong middle child become the world's second richest person with a net worth of more than $US123 billion.
- by Peter Robison
A professor told Joan Feynman she should do her doctoral dissertation on cobwebs, since that was what she would be dealing with as a housewife.
As a Catholic from a working-class background, the former premier wasn’t the typical Liberal Party recruit of the time.
- by Matt Kean, John Brogden and Matthew Hingerty