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Creator of Spider Man and the Incredible Hulk

Creator of Spider Man and the Incredible Hulk

The idea for Spider-Man came to Lee in 1962 when he saw a fly crawling on a wall

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Babs Beverley of the Beverley Sisters

Babs Beverley of the Beverley Sisters

The Beverley Sisters were the girl band of the 1950s, Britain’s answer to the Andrews Sisters in America.

Eleanor Witcombe: Her brilliant career

Eleanor Witcombe: Her brilliant career

Malcolm Turned aged about eight looked up at her and asked: “Miss Witcombe, would you say as a playwright you are important?”

Richard Gill: a teacher’s teacher and a musician’s musician

Richard Gill: a teacher’s teacher and a musician’s musician

Richard Gill’s indefatigable devotion to music was rewarded with probably the largest roll call of awards in Australian music history.

A pure model of public accountability

A pure model of public accountability

Though not a rich man, Ted Mack rejected a fortune in entitlements, thought always of the public good and put matters directly to his constituents.

Most senior surviving officer with Second World War service

Most senior surviving officer with Second World War service

His commitment to commemoration led him to secure in the late 1990s the establishment of the Sydney Anzac Day Dawn Service Trust.

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Ruth Gates: 'Renaissance woman' sought to rescue coral reefs

Ruth Gates: 'Renaissance woman' sought to rescue coral reefs

Losing pieces of the global puzzle like coral reefs or the polar ice caps, Gates said, “will ultimately wipe us out as a species.”

Dame Beryl Beaurepaire: Feminist, political activist and philanthropist

Dame Beryl Beaurepaire: Feminist, political activist and philanthropist

Dame Beryl Beaurepaire was the first woman to chair the Australian War Memorial.

  • by Michael McKernan
Super Mario's namesake, property developer Mario Segale, dies at 84
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Super Mario's namesake, property developer Mario Segale, dies at 84

Segale rented a warehouse near Seattle to Nintendo in the company’s early days, and once berated its president about unpaid rent.

  • by Karen Zraick
Lawyer was scholar of public administration and the race track

Lawyer was scholar of public administration and the race track

On Saturday afternoons he could be seen strolling across the Newman quad wearing a sky-blue jacket with binoculars around his neck, on his way to that day’s race meeting.

Richard Gill: a teacher’s teacher and a musician’s musician

Richard Gill: a teacher’s teacher and a musician’s musician

Richard Gill’s indefatigable devotion to music was rewarded with probably the largest rollcall of awards in Australian music history.