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5 DDP teams are awaiting a qo for Bobbie Heine Miller.

 

And so we wait...

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Also fencer Joy Hardon died a few weeks ago.

 

 

Surely another candidate for the amusing names thread

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Here we go...

1905: Mary Whitehurst (Oldest person in Australia) BORN IN WALES
http://z3.invisionfree.com/The_110_Club/index.php?showtopic=1036&st=195

1908: Alfred Powell (Oldest man in Australia)
http://z3.invisionfree.com/The_110_Club/index.php?showtopic=1036&st=195

c. 1910: Loongkoonan (Aboriginal artist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loongkoonan
1913: Edgar Britt (Jockey)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Britt

1914: David W. Goodall (Botanist) BORN IN ENGLAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_W._Goodall

1914: Moi-Yo Miller (Assistant to Dante)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moi-Yo_Miller

1915: Mary Ward (Actress; Prisoner, Sons and Daughters)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ward_(actress)
1917: Henry Pearce (Liberal politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Pearce_(politician)
1918: Sir John Carrick (Liberal politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carrick_(Australian_politician)

1919: Eric Aarons (Communist activist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Aarons

1919: Jean Burns (Aviation pioneer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Burns
1919: Eric Smith (Artist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Smith_(artist)

1920: Bill Grayden (Liberal politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Grayden
1920: Peter Isaacson (Publisher and military pilot)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Isaacson

1920: Jack Pimm (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pimm

1921: Bob Dawson (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dawson_(footballer)
1921: Sir Rupert Myers (Academic)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Myers

1921: Frank Prihoda (Olympic alpine skier) BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Prihoda
1921: Catherine Pym (Olympic fencer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Pym
1921: Charles Zentai (Alleged Holocaust perpetrator) BORN IN HUNGARY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Zentai

1922: Jack Eames (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Eames
1922: Geoff Mack (Country singer-songwriter)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Mack

1922: Dame Margaret Scott (Ballet dancer) BORN IN SOUTH AFRICA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Scott_(dancer)
1922: Dudley Simpson (Composer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Simpson

1923: Vincent Ball (Actor)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Ball
1923: Dame Beryl Beaurepaire (Activist and politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl_Beaurepaire

1923: Tim Bruxner (Country Party politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Bruxner
1923: Doug Everingham (Labor politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Everingham

1923: Jim Forbes (Liberal politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Forbes_(Australian_politician)
1923: Tom Hughes (Liberal politician and Attorney General)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hughes_(Australian_politician)
1923: Wally O'Connell (Rugby league player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_O%27Connell

1923: Carol Raye (Actress and singer) BORN IN ENGLAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Raye
1923: Keith Remington (Labor politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Remington
1923: Lou Richards MBE (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Richards

1923: Sir Ninian Stephen (Jurist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninian_Stephen

(BORN BETWEEN 1923 AND 1934): Wintjiya Napaltjarri (Indigenous artist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintjiya_Napaltjarri
1924: Edward Cassidy (Roman Catholic cardinal)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Cassidy
1924: Derek Denton (Scientist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Denton
1924: Margaret Fulton (Food writer and critic) BORN IN SCOTLAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fulton

1924: Walter Kaufmann (Author) BORN IN GERMANY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Kaufmann_(author)
1924: Milton Morris (Liberal politician)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Morris

1924: Sir Eric Neal (Governor of South Australia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Neal
1925: David Evans (RAAF officer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Evans_(RAAF_officer)
1925: Raymond Jones (Modernist architect)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Jones_(architect)
1925: Sir Anthony Mason (Judge)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Mason_(judge)
1926: Keith Adams (Filmmaker)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Adams_(filmmaker)

1926: Jock Aird (Association footballer) BORN IN SCOTLAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_Aird
1926: Ken Albiston (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Albiston

1926: Frank Allen (Rules football player)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Allen_(Australian_footballer)

1926: Ted Allsopp (Olympic track and field athlete)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Allsopp
1926: Leonard Faulkner (Roman Catholic bishop)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Faulkner

1926: Dame Margaret Guilfoyle (Liberal politician) BORN IN NORTHERN IRELAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Guilfoyle
1926: Olga Horak (Holocaust survivor and writer) BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Horak
1926: George Johnson (Artist) BORN IN NEW ZEALAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Johnson_(artist)
1926: Basil Rigg (Cricketer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Rigg


Any additions welcome!

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With The Guardian looking to expand Australian readership a lot of the above might be able to get qualifying DDP Obits when they otherwise wouldn't in the past.

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It turns out that former Australian newsreader and This is Your Life host Roger Climpson is still going. I knew he had cancer some years ago but he must have defeated it:

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Climpson

 

 

Another one I thought of is sports newsreader and race caller Peter Sharp who must be well into his 80s by now:

 

http://www.afltashalloffame.com.au/inductees/237-peter-sharp/

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One for deadpools with less strict Qualifying obit criteria (don't all go looking at Maryport all at once) but an Australian columnist called Jack The Insider has Stage III bladder cancer. I'd assume The Insider isn't his actual surname, but then, it is Australia.

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One for deadpools with less strict Qualifying obit criteria (don't all go looking at Maryport all at once) but an Australian columnist called Jack The Insider has Stage III bladder cancer. I'd assume The Insider isn't his actual surname, but then, it is Australia.

Insider would be his surname and The his middle name.

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One for deadpools with less strict Qualifying obit criteria (don't all go looking at Maryport all at once) but an Australian columnist called Jack The Insider has Stage III bladder cancer. I'd assume The Insider isn't his actual surname, but then, it is Australia.

Insider would be his surname and The his middle name.

 

Quick research shows surprisingly that Insider IS his surname, but that his real first name is Idliketoget.

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Richard Neville, co-creator of Oz magazine, dead aged 74.

 

That was quick; they must have had that obit ready.

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Online Oz available here if anyone wants...

 

http://ro.uow.edu.au/ozlondon/

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A bit late - the Battle of Barnet was in 1471.

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Breaking news: Max Walker dead!!!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-28/former-australian-cricketer-max-walker-dies/7883808

 

:o

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Prostate cancer got him, according to the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3810814/Cricket-legend-Max-Walker-dies-aged-68-battle-prostate-cancer.html

 

UPDATE AGAIN: Kerry O'Keefe claims it was melanoma. (Not sure who I trust least out of O'Keefe and Daily Mail).

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Breaking news: Max Walker dead!!!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-28/former-australian-cricketer-max-walker-dies/7883808

 

:o

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Prostate cancer got him, according to the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3810814/Cricket-legend-Max-Walker-dies-aged-68-battle-prostate-cancer.html

 

UPDATE AGAIN: Kerry O'Keefe claims it was melanoma. (Not sure who I trust least out of O'Keefe and Daily Mail).

If only it was another m walker. Then it would truly be a celebration

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Breaking news: Max Walker dead!!!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-28/former-australian-cricketer-max-walker-dies/7883808

 

:o

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Prostate cancer got him, according to the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3810814/Cricket-legend-Max-Walker-dies-aged-68-battle-prostate-cancer.html

 

UPDATE AGAIN: Kerry O'Keefe claims it was melanoma. (Not sure who I trust least out of O'Keefe and Daily Mail).

It turns out they were both wrong. It was blood cancer: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-29/max-walker-died-of-myeloma-not-melanoma/7888012

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I saw a few days ago that Ernie Sigley (apparently he's a TV presenter and huge in Australia) was "seriously ill". Well, now it's come out he's got Alzheimer's, and the Daily Mail are covering it for future reference.

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I saw a few days ago that Ernie Sigley (apparently he's a TV presenter and huge in Australia) was "seriously ill". Well, now it's come out he's got Alzheimer's, and the Daily Mail are covering it for future reference.

Thanks for that.

 

 

"apparently he's a TV presenter and huge in Australia" - More or less. He hasn't been on TV much in a long time. I have never really watched him but it probably depends on which part of Australia you live in. He was doing Melbourne local radio more recently. He's definitely a household name though. He's most well-known nationally these days for his comedy/music work with Denise Drysdale on the cabaret circuit.

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Any of our convict comrades hear anything about Ross Higgins these days?

No, he is never mentioned in the media. Don't know what that may say about his state of health.

 

 

Well, they say kind things now he is dead. He was 85/86 (depending on source). http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-07/kingswood-country-star-ross-higgins-dead-aged-86/7913758

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