There weren't many places Joel Peterson hadn't been – at least that's the way it seemed. His work as a cinematographer took him from cities such as New York and London – to visit the Queen no less – to far-flung villages where few outsiders venture.
Lady Fairfax: Her motto, she said, was "touch every life with good".
Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-faced character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favourite through his memorable turns in Repo Man, Big Love and many other films and TV shows, died September 15 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Migrant and campaigner who helped create the capital's unique voting system.
Frank Vincent, Maurice Bluestein, Louise Hay
On the day of the 2015 ruling, Edith Windsor gave a celebratory party. "I'm thrilled, I'm absolutely thrilled," she told The New Yorker as guests crowded her apartment.
A casual conversation in Sydney between two actors, one famous, the other on the brink of fame, changed everything for the ballet dancer, Tamara Tchinarova.
Before Yves Saint Laurent died of brain cancer, aged 71, a deathbed ceremony made him and Bergé civil partners under the law.
There are in fact three things in life that are certain. Along with death and taxes is the inescapable fact that your mum loves Don Williams.
Becker, always an intimidating interviewee, described his style of humour as "dense, rye-bread, cynical, wise-ass New Yorker".
Cockerill earned the one thing he most desired from his peers and those who shared his passion for football. Respect.
Despite her own deafness, Elena Down became a leading legal expert in developing agreements safeguarding the rights of disabled people.
When ABC management decided to retrench presenter Clive Stark in 1993, they weren't prepared for the deluge of protests from his loyal listeners.
When Margaret Henderson won a place at university in the 1930s, her father decided medicine was the most likely profession to offer her parity with men.
Ben Kelly, an Irish-born migrant who spent many years of hard work in quarries, was not the usual type of person to inspire a monumental piece of public sculpture.
Hotelier Ralph Sierakowski realised that the days of the "six o'clock swill" had to end, and his vision helped to usher in a new era of professionalism in the industry of providing food and drink.
Sonny Burgess, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, Jack Perry
Alan Root, a wildlife filmmaker who splashed through crocodile-infested rivers, piloted hot-air balloons over stampeding wildebeests and lost a "Coke bottle"-sized chunk of his calf to an angry hippopotamus, all while producing nearly two dozen acclaimed nature documentaries,has died aged 80.
War and displacement shaped the lives of many Australians. For some the past is an inescapable burden. For some it is a springboard into defiance, a reminder to not be crushed by adversity, that setbacks can be conquered.
Tobe Hooper, the film director, who has died aged 74, captivated and horrified audiences with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a 1974 sleeper hit that, as one critic put it, "did for motorised wood-cutting tools what Jaws did for sharks".
Jeannie de Clarens, an amateur spy who passed a wealth of information to the British about the development of the V1 and V2 rockets during World War ll and survived stays in three concentration camps for her activities, has died in Montaigu, southeast of Nantes, France, aged 98.
John Lennon said that it was a prayer book given to him by Gregory that inspired him to write Imagine.
Nazha Saad was fearless and not afraid to stand up to any sort of bias, prejudice or misogyny.
Charlie Bentley was the absolute polar scientist, going where nobody else had gone.
When a young Phil Roche watched sheep being dipped in the Yorkshire Dales, he little knew that he would find happiness many years later looking after sheep on the other side of the world.
Professor John Ludbrook had a lifelong passion for knowledge, learning and languages.
Through hard work and perseverance, Charles Dickeson rose from junior office boy in a solicitor's office to make a substantial contribution to improving the education and raising the status of those carrying out complex legal work who did not have the formal academic qualifications.
Berek Segan had a vision that led to an artistic and cultural revival of Castlemaine.
The phenomenal rise of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis was like nothing show business had seen before.
Diamond was sent four chunks - looking like sugar lumps, she recalled - in a mayonnaise jar in 1984.