Professor Maureen Brunt AO, a doyen of Australian competition law, passed away on 30 January 2019, aged 90.
At Steven Glass's funeral, his closest friends and loved ones were discovering things about him they didn't know and connecting with people that they had never met before. It's not that Steven was secretive, he was simply a man who got things done, quietly, without fanfare, and with no expectation of recognition.
The self-proclaimed prince, who had a long battle with emphysema, was admitted to hospital in Geraldton at the weekend with a severe chest infection.
Bernard (Barney) Cooney 1934-2019
One of Australia's most senior public servants, Sir William Cole was a visionary and a family man.
Dr Ian D. K. Siggins was a polymath, distinguished historian, public servant and healthcare advocate. He passed away surrounded by family at his home in Brisbane on November 28th after a brief period of serious illness.
Albert Ullin OAM was the founder and longtime owner of The Little Bookroom, Australia's oldest specialist children's bookshop.
His loss will be keenly felt by the entire Canberra sailing and broader community, who recognised him not as a great sailor and great bloke.
Canberra blues musician Peter Gelling overcame his own demons to leave a lasting legacy that included inspiring more young women to take up instruments.
The Canberra sailor went public with his fight last year to help improve access to lifesaving drugs for others.
The fighter pilot joined the air force in World War II and became on its top officers.
The town planner dedicated much of his life to promoting urban environments that suited everyone, including the poor.
David Prest was the second longest serving principal of Melbourne's Wesley College, leading the school for 20 years from 1972-1991. His tenure began at the end of the era of "great man" headmasters at Melbourne's Associated Public Schools, most notably James Darling at Geelong Grammar, Gerard Cramer at Carey Baptist Grammar and Brian Hone at Melbourne Grammar.
One of the most significant organ builders to work in Australia in the 20th century, Knud Ludvig Smenge, died at Alexandra, Victoria, on May 4, 2018 at the age of 80.
"Well done m'love" was Wendy's mantra to everyone and the creed by which she lived was always to be positive.
Michael Collins Persse, who has died aged 86, was the Australian schoolmaster assigned to watch over Prince Charles during the two terms he spent at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria in 1966.
A top representative player, Keith Hawke served the game in the capital over seven decades.
The three-time Olympic coach, who worked with Geoff Huegill, Leisel Jones, among others, died on Saturday after a short illness.
Farewell to an enthusiastic, internationally renowned entomologist who championed open access to biodiversity information.
Samuel Dabney, Glenn Snoddy, Wang Danfeng
Joan Wile, a former songwriter and actress who in her 70s weaponised the power of grandmotherhood by organising a nine-year-long weekly vigil by fellow venerable protesters against the war in Iraq, has died in Nanuet, New York. She was 86. Wile had written letters and marched against the war, but it was a horrific photograph in Time magazine — of a 12-year-old Iraqi boy who had been burned and lost both arms and whose family had been killed by American bombs — that galvanised her to do even more. "I've got to do something," Ms. Wile later recalled saying to herself. "Suddenly the word 'grandmother' popped into my head. 'Wow,' I thought, 'that's a magic word. It connotes wisdom, love, nurturing, maturity, good common sense. People will take us seriously.'" New York Times
On her first day on the job, Gertrude Jeannette, believed to be the first woman to drive a cab in New York City, got in an accident – on purpose.
Stuart Matchett possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of post-war popular music.
Verne Troyer actor has died.
Keen sailor who spent his later years helping the city's poor, abused and homeless.
Born into war-torn eastern Europe, he went on to change the world of modern computing.
David Edgerton, a serial entrepreneur who helped turn a South Florida hamburger franchise into Burger King but who came to regret selling the company before it became a whopping fast-food empire, has died at a hospital in Miami. He was 90.
Nicknamed the 'Silver Fox', Bush was known to stare down aides she thought were not performing up to task for her husband.
Her colleagues recall the vitality and the sense of fun that radiated from her office.
An editorial in the Herald proclaimed: "So our scientists are not doing so badly after all!"