Marie Armstrong


Stage and screen actress


Adam Bowen


Scriptwriter, producer, director, actor – television, film, radio & theatre) d 10 Dec 2020

  • Adam Bowen, part of the “comic backbone” of triple j in its early days, has passed away. RadioInfo :Simon Marnie and Ian Rogerson reminisce (includes an excerpt from Brunswick Heads Revisited.)
  • Tribute in AMOHG Facebook group

Cliff Green


6 December 1934 – 4 December 2020

Eric Hitchen

eeric-hitchenTelevision engineer


  • Interviewed for his family memoir – Published version available.
  • He worked on the broadcast of the Melbourne Olympic Games (1956), was Engineer in Charge of Channel Ten’s broadcast of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1984) and Seoul (1988) and contributed to the winning bid for the Sydney Olympic Games (2000). See tribute in Content & Technology

Hugh Keays-Byrne


18 May 1947 – 2 December 2020

  • Keays-Byrne played the antagonist Toecutter in the 1979 original “Mad Max” (Variety)
  • IMDB
  • He was a British-Australian actor and film director and former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (Wikipedia),
  • Mad Max’s Hugh Keays-Byrne was an actor of visceral, wall-rattling force and underrated talent (The Guardian)
  • Tribute in AMOHG Facebook group

Jeanne Little

330px-Jeanne_little_may_2008_(cropped)Television entertainer

1 May 1938 – 7 November 2020

  • Obituary in Sydney Morning Herald
  • Little made her debut on the Mike Walsh Show in 1974, where she won a Gold Logie and went on to appear in numerous television shows. (ABC)
  • Wikipedia entry
  • Interviewed for NFSA

Mungo MacAllum


  • 21 December 1941– 9 December 2020
  • Tribute in AMOHG Facebook Group
  • MacCallum was known for his strongly centre-left, pro-Australian Labor Party views, being critical both of the conservative Liberal and National Parties, and of the far left (e.g., communists) who attack Labor for its cautious reformism. Wikipedia
  • Former prime minister Gough Whitlam once described MacCallum as a “tall, bearded descendant of lunatic aristocrats”.(ABC tribute)

Darryl MacIntyre

DarrylMcIntyreMuseum Administrator: NFSA CEO, 2008-2011

2 August 1949 – 31 May 2020

  • Darryl MacIntyre was the first CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive when it became a statutory body after being separated from its previous position as a division of the Australian Film Commission.
  • Funeral notice in Canberra Times

Max Merrett


April 30, 1941 – Sept 20, 2020

Lynne Murphy

Lynne-MurphyActress, radio stage & screen

May 6, 1923 – 2020

Paul Murphy

paul-murphyJournalist, ABC & SBS

1942 or 1943 – 20 October 2020

  • RadioInfo report and tributes, including an audio tribute from ABC’sPM crew
  • Murphy was part of Australia’s first nightly current affairs program, ABC’s This Day Tonight, where he worked alongside the likes of Bill Peach, June Heffernan, Tony Joyce and Peter Luck.  Tribute to Paul Murphy in TVTonight
  • Murphy presented the ABC’s PM program from 1983 to 1993 and then hosted Dateline on SBS (Obit in Guardian)
  • Interviewed for NFSA

Alan Ramsay


3 January 1938 – 24 November 2020

Gerald Stone

geraldstone220416-784x495-1Television current affairs producer & reporter

18 August 1933 – 6 November 2020

Dawn Swane

dawn-swaneTelevision & film makeup artist & make-up school principal

10th April 1933 – 13th October 2020

Joy Westmore


1932 – 5 November 2020

  •  TV Tonight
  • She was an Australian actress on radio, stage and television, and in voice-over. Wikipedia entry
  • She was best known to local and international television viewers for her long-running role in Prisoner as the friendly but highly ineffectual bespectacled officer Joyce Barry – IMDB entry
  • Interviewed for NFSA