Vale Emeritus Professor Jack Golson AO FAHA: 1926 – 2023

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Emeritus Professor Jack Golson AO FAHA.

Jack was one of the leading foundation figures in Pacific Archaeology and developed modern prehistoric research in New Zealand. He was, in 2009, the recipient of the World Archaeological Congress Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.

An obituary is being prepared by Emeritus Professor Matthew Spriggs FAHA and will be available in due course.


In memory of our Fellows

Our Fellows, current and those who have died, have contributed extensively to the rich Australian humanities community. When an Academy Fellow dies, we honour their impact by publishing an obituary by another Fellow who has had a long and close association with them.

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