Nella Hickey, born three months after World War I began, dies aged 107
Nella lived through wars, survived tuberculosis and single-handed brought up two children.
- by Paul Casey
Frank Moorhouse obituary: From local views to big news
The author lived well, fought hard, and had a vast circle of friends.
- by Catharine Lumby
Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83
One of Australia’s most celebrated but also most controversial writers, Moorhouse lived and wrote about the good life.
- by Tim Barlass
Peter Proudfoot: architect was a fascinating and maverick teacher
Proudfoot’s work seemed to channel the spirit of the baroque.
- by Ann Proudfoot
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
Connolly: “The difference between ABC and BBC managements is that they have a higher form of nong.”
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
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
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
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
Russell Graham was passionate about the history and heritage of surfing and its culture.
- by Gordon Matthews