Ron_CobbRon Cobb

Cartoonist, film production designer

September 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020

GeraldineDillonGeraldine Dillon

TV food presenter

1936-2020

liz-fellLiz Fell

Journalist, activist, lecturer

1940-2020

  • SMH Obituary : Liz Fell was an Australian feminist, journalist, public intellectual, teacher and activist. She campaigned and protested on behalf of women, Indigenous rights and the rights of those in custody.
  • Later, she reinvented herself as a freelance communications journalist, whose coverage of the telecommunications industry began in 1982 with contributions to Communications Australia and weekly broadcasts for ABC Radio Australia and ABC Radio National. (Journal of Telecommunications)
  • Link on AMOHG’s Facebook page

ColinMasonColin Mason

New Zealand-born Australian journalist, author and politician.

28  October 1926 – 18 July 2020)

richard-thomasRichard Thomas

Social documentary filmmaker, broadcaster & educator

1935 – 2020

  • Obit in TVNZonscreen
  • Richard was the director of many documentaries in the 1960s ground-breaking BBC social documentary program series Man Alive.
  • An early Head of the Fulltime Program of the Australian Film and Television School (AFTS) in the 1980s.  Among his students were Jane Campion, Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan.
  • Head of Television at the ABC 1984-86
  • Head of Information Programs (1970s) and Head of Television at NZTV (1980s)
  • He initiated the recruitment of Maori broadcasters and Maori/Pacifica social documentary programs, and led the world in introducing lightweight inexpensive camcorder cameras to news, current affairs and drama production by major broadcasters.
  • An unswerving supporter of public broadcasting, a dedicated narrator of ordinary lives and a fighter for a fair and just society.
  • Tributes from several colleagues on newsroom.co.nz of 29th September