The Detroit singer-songwriter was championed decades after his 1970 debut album by fans in Australia and South Africa, and became the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.
- by Harrison Smith
John Lovering was a prominent scientist who made a huge contribution to human knowledge of meteorites, lunar rocks and geochemistry and became the adviser to the media coverage of the NASA lunar landing.
- by Lynne Selwood and William Birch
Ron Pretty AM was a much loved, much admired, poet, publisher and teacher, and a tireless advocate for the importance of poetry within the Australian culture.
- by Brook Emery
He fine-tuned a hell of a lot of syntax and took on the world, one comma at a time. But Peter Anthony will be remembered for his love – of his family, friends, his paper and its letter writers.
- by Jewel Topsfield
The man responsible for dressing rock royalty like the Beatles, Mick Jagger and Elton John has died.
Genial, gregarious, life-loving, good at friendship across all political and racial boundaries, Bob Garlick was a trusted networker of influence across many boundaries.
- by Paul Munro
British man Arthur Boyt was unapologetic about his passion for eating animals he found on the side of the road.
George Owens left an enormous legacy for the profession of psychology nationally and internationally.
- by Wal Hall and Ian Johnston
Tim Klingender helped make the world aware of the compelling beauty and power of Indigenous Australian art.
- by Michael Short
Sinead O’Connor’s life was a series of public breakdowns and comebacks, bids for attention and escape, and desperate attempts to overcome mental illness through art, love and religion.
Will Blundell often left clues in his art that he was taking the mickey
- by Amanda Day