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Singer married to world speed champion Donald Campbell

Singer married to world speed champion Donald Campbell

Acrimony with her stepdaughter resurfaced in 2001 after the discovery of the wreckage of Campbell’s craft.

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World-renowned linguist an expert in ancient Chinese script

World-renowned linguist an expert in ancient Chinese script

Working from rubbings found in the late 19th century from a stone tablet at the tomb of Empress Wu Zetian (624-705 AD), Kane deciphered the script.

Cosmonaut at controls of Soviet Space Race

Cosmonaut at controls of Soviet Space Race

Cosmonaut said of rocket hit by winds on launch pad: “It quivers like a spirited horse ready for a race.”

‘Probably Australia’s greatest international lawyer of all time’

‘Probably Australia’s greatest international lawyer of all time’

James Crawford was only the second Australian to be appointed as a judge to the International Court Of Justice.

  • by Malcolm Brown
Brash and bold Edelsten lived life in the glare of publicity

Brash and bold Edelsten lived life in the glare of publicity

Geoffrey Edelsten lived life to the full, drawn to the spotlight like a moth to the flame - whether in business, his love life or his sports ventures.

  • by Michael Lynch
Lucette Aldous: epitome of a classical ballerina

Lucette Aldous: epitome of a classical ballerina

Technical achievements apart, her students knew her as a teacher who missed nothing.

  • by Jill Sykes
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Pioneer in the ways of being a nun in the modern world

Pioneer in the ways of being a nun in the modern world

Sister Noni Mitchell IBVM, former province leader of the Loreto Sisters in Australia and superior general of the sisters internationally, has died aged 92.

  • by Mary Ryllis Clark
Broadcast pioneer helped bring images to our screens

Broadcast pioneer helped bring images to our screens

In Australia, pressure was on to televise the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Joined pleasure, happiness with integrity and a nobility of spirit

Joined pleasure, happiness with integrity and a nobility of spirit

Frances William Paine earnt the respect of all he met and the deep love and affection of his family. Professionally, he worked in several industries including manufacturing, theatre, newspapers and charity.

  • by Vivien Gaston
Faye Schulman: Fought Nazis with a rifle and a camera

Faye Schulman: Fought Nazis with a rifle and a camera

The photographer said: “Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof.”

  • by Sam Roberts
TV presenter was also leading travel agent and mother of 10

TV presenter was also leading travel agent and mother of 10

Mary became one of the first women on Australian television to host, with producer Kay Kinane, a show that brought the world to women in their home.

  • by Mark McGinness