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Seven’s Bruce McWilliam pays tribute to David Leckie, the man ‘almost born for TV’

Seven’s Bruce McWilliam pays tribute to David Leckie, the man ‘almost born for TV’

In his own words, Seven’s longtime commercial director and top lawyer remembers a man he knew better than almost anyone else.

  • by Bruce McWilliam

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‘Big Wave (Dave)’: Vale David Leckie 1951-2021

‘Big Wave (Dave)’: Vale David Leckie 1951-2021

Former Seven and Nine boss David John Leckie was one of Australia’s most feared, admired and beloved television executives.

  • by Zoe Samios and Miriam Steffens
Urban planner and policy leader ‘made a difference’

Urban planner and policy leader ‘made a difference’

John Mant was Gough Whitlam’s Principal Private Secretary on dismissal day .

  • by Robert Freestone and Richard Whitington
Unable to spud farm, he graduated law

Unable to spud farm, he graduated law

Frank Walsh became the pride and joy of his mother when, unable to spud farm, he graduated law.

  • by Anne Dunell
Vale Sergio Silvagni: ‘He was a goer, a true goer’

Vale Sergio Silvagni: ‘He was a goer, a true goer’

Sergio Silvagni, who died on Thursday, won two premierships, all Carlton hearts – and a new cohort of fans to the game of footy.

  • by Greg Baum
Respected for his humility and optimism

Respected for his humility and optimism

Richard John Stanley QC is often described as the pre-eminent jury advocate of his generation.

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History scholar helped define modern Australian identity

History scholar helped define modern Australian identity

Meaney established a reputation for understanding Australian foreign policy history in a new and original light.

  • by Matthew Jordan
Lifetime of commitment to Sydney theatre

Lifetime of commitment to Sydney theatre

Valerie Newstead regretted there were few, if any, roles for 90-year old actors.

Migrant from Leningrad found resilience and optimism in humanity

Migrant from Leningrad found resilience and optimism in humanity

For several generations, Russia had not been kind to the Ulmans.

TV and radio presenter with jovial and genial personality
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TV and radio presenter with jovial and genial personality

“He could ad-lib his way out of anything. He rarely used a script, it was all him.”

  • by Glenn A Baker
ABC regional manager during times of great upheaval

ABC regional manager during times of great upheaval

Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke Petersen went back stage after the concert only to be greeted by conductor Werner Andreas Albert in his underpants.

  • by Alison Grahame