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Teacher-turned-cook put Cabramatta on culinary map

Teacher-turned-cook put Cabramatta on culinary map

Carol Selva Rajah was the epitome of Asian multiculturalism when Australia was opening up to that continent's cultures and cuisines.

  • by John Newton

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Chief of Naval Staff strengthened forces for good
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Chief of Naval Staff strengthened forces for good

Vice-Admiral Ian MacDougall was a strong proponent of women serving at sea, including in submarines.

The man who made Gippsland greener
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The man who made Gippsland greener

Nursery man Barry Teesdale had no time for people who stubbornly opted for pretty flowers.

  • by Glenda Hambly
Ill-fated $315 million Powerball winner dead at 72
National

Ill-fated $315 million Powerball winner dead at 72

Jackpot winner quickly fell victim to scandals, lawsuits and personal setbacks.

Erudite thinker and adviser helped shape Australian foreign policy
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Erudite thinker and adviser helped shape Australian foreign policy

Welsh-born Owen Harries was a pre-eminent expert on Australia's place in the world and a well-respected authority on foreign policy.

  • by Michael Easson
Animal-lover a seeker of knowledge
Victoria

Animal-lover a seeker of knowledge

Patricia (Trish) Stewart was a remarkable woman: a skilled veterinary surgeon and leader of the veterinary profession in Victoria, educator, devoted wife and mother, a talented artist, animal lover and a seeker of knowledge.

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Author of The Graduate shunned fame and wealth
Dustin Hoffman

Author of The Graduate shunned fame and wealth

Charles Webb complained that his best-known novel "defined my whole life. I just want to run away."

Cuban entertainer who made audiences say 'Pracatan!'
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Cuban entertainer who made audiences say 'Pracatan!'

Having been discovered by Australian broadcaster Clive James, Margarita Pracatan performed regularly at the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney.

Author inspired children with love of writing
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Author inspired children with love of writing

We used to joke she carried icebergs in her head ... despite her enormous warmth and personal presence.

The man behind the 'I Love NY' logo, Milton Glaser, dies age 91
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The man behind the 'I Love NY' logo, Milton Glaser, dies age 91

Milton Glaser designed an iconic Dylan poster with psychedelic hair and helped revive New York Magazine with his boundary-pushing imagery.

  • by Polly Anderson
Vale John Kennedy: he thought, and he did
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Vale John Kennedy: he thought, and he did

There have been few more significant figures in the history of VFL/AFL footy than John Kennedy, who died on Thursday.

  • by Greg Baum