Since November 30, 1971.

Vale Ken Inglis


Historian and writer Ken Inglis has passed away at the age of 88.

Inglis was celebrated in media circles for his two-volume history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His books explored early colonial life, Australians at war and migrant experiences.

Inglis was also a frequent contributor to publications, including Nation. His reportage includes a masterful account of the Max Stuart case, released in 1961.

Friend and colleague Peter Browne said Inglis was a "deft, careful and generous writer whose prose lit up any magazine or newspaper — or book or journal — it appeared in."

"He was also great company, the possessor of a prodigious memory and an insatiable curiosity (clichés that, though accurate, would no doubt bring a smile to his face), and a source of wise counsel."

Read Browne's full tribute at Inside Story.

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