Obituaries

Vale Emeritus Professor Alan Frost FRHistS FAHA 1943 – 2023

Elected to the Academy in 1990, Alan made a valuable contribution to European Imperial history and exploration, particularly in relation to the British occupation of Australia. His substantive digital archive relating to the colonisation of Australia, comprising over 2500 documents gathered from across the world, was acquired by the State Library of New South Wales […]

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Andrew ‘Andy’ F. Stewart FAHA 1948 – 2023

Andrew ‘Andy’ Stewart, best known for his wide-ranging scholarship in the field of Greek sculpture but master of so much more, passed away after an extended struggle with respiratory illness early in January 2023. It was just days after the Archaeological Institute of Americas honoured him with the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Ten

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Dr Robert Edwards AO FAHA 1930 – 2023

A charming, quietly spoken and well-suited gentleman, Robert ‘Bob’ Edwards AO FAHA had an old-world air that belied the ‘steely determination’ of an ‘inveterate strategist’ and ‘seasoned general’ (McDonald 2023). He leaves a remarkable legacy. Across his career, he was a pioneer in the systematic study of Australian rock art, founder and landmark director of

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Emeritus Professor Anthony ‘Tony’ Stephens FAHA 1941 – 2023

Anthony or “Tony” Stephens, as he was called, was a distinguished scholar of German literature and philosophy and a decorated expert on the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and the playwright Heinrich von Kleist. He belonged to a rare breed of Australian-born academics who was as well known in German-speaking academic circles as he was at

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Vale Emeritus Professor Graham Connah AM FAHA FRAI FSA: 1934 – 2023

Graham was an internationally renowned Archaeologist whose main research field was African archaeology. He was also considered one of the pioneers of Australian historical archaeology, with his major contribution being ‘The Archaeology of Australia’s History’. Graham was the founding editor of the journal Australasian Historical Archaeology, and a past President of the Australasian Society for

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.