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Legendary Queensland swimming coach Ken Wood dies

Legendary Queensland swimming coach Ken Wood dies

The three-time Olympic coach, who worked with Geoff Huegill, Leisel Jones, among others, died on Saturday after a short illness.

  • by Lucy Stone

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DJ Fontana: Drummer on Elvis Presley's early hits

DJ Fontana: Drummer on Elvis Presley's early hits

The drummer helped launch rock-and-roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman on 1950s recordings Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes and Jailhouse Rock.

Ben Hills: A giant of Australian journalism

Ben Hills: A giant of Australian journalism

Feared by many, admired by a great many more, one of Australia’s best investigative journalists.

Jill Ker Conway: author, historian and Smith College president

Jill Ker Conway: author, historian and Smith College president

Her love for her two worlds was reflected in her final wishes.

Vale Dr John La Salle 1951-2018

Vale Dr John La Salle 1951-2018

Farewell to an enthusiastic, internationally renowned entomologist who championed open access to biodiversity information.

  • by Toni Moate
Gena Turgel: the bride of Belsen

Gena Turgel: the bride of Belsen

Another prisoner in her crowded barracks there was Anne Frank.

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Former Herald journalist helped propel 702 to its highest radio ratings

Former Herald journalist helped propel 702 to its highest radio ratings

In 2004, Cameron was appointed the Herald’s first female Tokyo correspondent and Earl.

War photographer also captured image of Picasso in the bathtub

War photographer also captured image of Picasso in the bathtub

Duncan was widely considered one of the finest photojournalists of the 20th century.

Aviation expert who devised new ways to improve safety

Aviation expert who devised new ways to improve safety

Brian Van de Water at Qantas quickly established himself as a valuable member of the engineering team.

Obituary takes dark turn over long-ago extramarital affair

Obituary takes dark turn over long-ago extramarital affair

A punishing paid obituary exposing a woman's affair in small-town Minnesota in the 1960s forced a review of what's fair to say about the departed.

  • by Paul Walsh
Jim Shelton: courageous brigadier who put duty first
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Jim Shelton: courageous brigadier who put duty first

The soldier was distinguished for his brave leadership in the Korean and Vietnamese wars.