Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
Ken in the field with his team from the ANU in 1990 at Gogo (left to right) Dr Peter Pridmore, Prof Ken Campbell, Mrs Val Elder and Dr Richard Barwick.
One of Australia’s most distinguished palaeontologists will be farewelled at a funeral in Canberra today.
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada share a moment in South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.
South African struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada believed in non-racialism to his core, even as others around him began to argue for an Africanist approach.
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Bruce Springstein and Chuck Berry performing Johnny B. Good at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can’t be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
Preparing for the Kaufman show, AKA the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
The House of Commons’ longest-serving MP has died, aged 86.
Basil Hetzel’s research supported the use of iodised salt as an easy way to ensure adequate dietary iodine intake.
Public health pioneer Basil Hetzel died on February 4 2017. Among other career highlights, he identified the most common cause of preventable brain damage: dietary iodine deficiency.
Sir Peter Mansfield - even better than a rocket scientist.
University of Nottingham
While Peter Mansfield didn’t have the career as a rocket scientist he craved, his contribution to humanity has been immense.
Hans Rosling was a fantastically entertaining presenter.
The world has lost a fantastic statistician at a time when the communication of facts is crucial.
Shirley Hazzard enchanted readers with her meticulously crafted prose.
Photograph of Shirley Hazzard by Roberto Pane
Shirley Hazzard, who passed away this week, was one of the great prose stylists of the last 50 years. A deeply intellectual autodidact, she championed the public duty of writers and the pleasure of reading.
Georgia Blain: Her work draws attention to the tiny incandescent moments that make up our lives.
The Australian writer Georgia Blain, who died last week, wrote extraordinary portraits of family relationships, in luminous prose, with devastating insight. And when she became ill, she wrote about her cancer.
Tile detail of RMIT’s Building 8, one of Peter Corrigan’s most famous designs.
Peter Corrigan, one of Australia’s most influential architects, died last week. A man of endless enthusiasm and curiosity, he shaped Melbourne’s cityscape and influenced a generation of architects.
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Cohen’s label declined to release the album containing Hallelujah, a song that has now inspired over 300 versions.
Satirical, absurdist playwright Dario Fo dead aged 90.
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Over a lifetime’s work, Dario Fo stood tall and would not bow to either artistic or political compromise.
Pages one and two of issue 31 of OZ magazine.
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Richard Neville was a man of his times: a smart-alec student in the 60s; a drug-smoking hippie on trial in the 70s; to a family man, writer and public speaker in the 80s and 90s.
His extraordinary talent was most evident as his ‘straight guys’ became increasingly deranged.
Filmmaker Paul Cox pictured with actor David Wenham in 2012.
Editing a movie beside the late, great Paul Cox was like attending ‘a one on one’ film school. The growling auteur was a brilliantly stubborn man, who treated film with reverence and wore his heart on his sleeve.
Various boxing authorities have ranked Muhammad Ali as the best heavyweight boxer in history.
Central to the celebrity Muhammad Ali achieved was his exceptional ability as a boxer.
The creator of Neighbours has passed away at 92…past and present cast members take a selfie at the 30th anniversary party in 2015.
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Reg Grundy, who has died at 92, was an Australian TV mogul who never owned a TV station. He did for TV content what Ford did for car production - marketing a product of proven appeal to people around the world.