GUDINSKIMusic executive, entrepreneur, promoter

22 August 1952 – 1 March 2021

  • An Australian entrepreneur and businessman based in Melbourne who was a leading figure in the Australian music industry. Wikipedia
  • Stars including Kylie Minogue, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Barnes and Archie Roach have paid tribute to pioneering Australian music industry figure Michael Gudinski, who has died at the age of 68. (ABC report)
  • Music industry legend Michael Gudinski has been remembered as a passionate supporter of music, a talented businessman, a larrikin, and above all, a dedicated family man.(YouTube tribute)
  • Music was in Michael Gudinski’s blood. Often referred to by those in the know as the Godfather of Aussie music, he is widely recognised in his life as the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry. (Tribute from Mushroom Group)
  • Chairman of the Mushroom Group, Michael Gudinski delivered the 2012 National Film and Sound Archive Thomas Rome Lecture (NFSA catalogue listing)
  • NFSA-held oral history (by Wendy Stapleton 2012). (catalogue listing)


New media pioneer, practitioner, mentor

1958 – 15 March 2021

  • BrendanHarkinHarkin and his wife Megan Elliott, with whom he spearheaded X Media Lab, were chosen as two of five people to have their oral histories recorded for the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), as two people pivotal to the development of the interactive media arts industries. (Obituary in IF magazine)
  • Born in Melbourne in 1958, Brendan grew from his working-class roots to become a global thought leader, provocateur and collaborator. (Leonardo)
  • In a multiplatform universe where interactivity and digital are the buzzwords, X Media Lab CEO Brendan Harkin seems to be the man of the moment. (2005 interview with Brendan Harkin, 2 years after formation of X|MediaLab, published in AnimationExpress)
  • NFSA-held oral history (by Graham Shirley, 2016) (catalogue listing)


Film editor

Stan Moore (seated at Moviola). Behind him is Tony Buckley.

192? – 19 Feb 2021

  • Recognised by producer-director Tony Buckley as “my great mentor and one of Australia’s top film editors”, Moore worked with the ‘Cinesound Review’ newsreel as a cameraman during World War 2, and by the early 1950s was that newsreel’s principal editor. Tribute by Graham Shirley on AMOHG’s Facebook page, reproduced in Australian Cinematographer’s
  • Various editing credits from 1947 (Beyond the Furthest Fences) to 1975 (Peach’s Australia) listed in IMDB
  • Oral histories held by NFSA (interviewed by Graham Wieland and Keith Kanaar, 2001) (catalogue entry here) & Clement Govett collection in State Library of NSW (listed here).


trisha-nobleSinger, actress

3 February 1944 – 23 January 2021

  • Patricia Ann Ruth Noble was an Australian singer and actress. Initially performing as Patsy Ann Noble, she was a teenage pop singer in the early 1960s, with regular appearances on the music and variety television series Bandstand. (Wikipedia)
  • At the age of six, Patsy Ann, as she was known, performed on the Saturday radio program, “Anthony Horden’s Children’s Party”. (IMDB bio and listing)
  • Noble won the ‘Best Female Singer of the Year’ Logie Award in 1961, then travelled to London (TV Tonight: VALE Trisha Noble) includes video clip
  • “I was raised by a show business family as an all-round performer, not just a pop singer,” Trisha Noble would declare not long before her death, at the age of 76 (SMH obituary)
  • NLA-held oral history



March 1942 – 5 March 2021

  • Rob was a well respected Gaffer in the Australian Film Industry, having started working in film lighting in 1970. One of his first features as Best Boy was on Peter Weir’s “The Cars That Ate Paris”. (Australian Cinema Pioneers Obituary)
  • IMDB listing (40 credits in Camera and Electrical Dept)
  • No oral history on record.

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