Ken Inglis 1929-2017

Ken Inglis, Australian historian, died in Melbourne last Friday afternoon, aged 88. Ken’s books on a wide range of topics are an outstanding legacy to the study of Australian history and to Australia. His work on commemoration and memory has been an inspiration to the Honest History project and to others working in this field.

Dunera Lives: A Visual History, Ken Inglis’s book with Seumas Spark, Jay Winter and Carol Bunyan, is to be published next year. Graeme Davison’s article, ‘Ken Inglis: threads of influence‘, was published last month in History Australia. Davison described Inglis as ‘one of Australia’s most creative, versatile and influential historians’. History Australia also published Inglis’s article ‘The odyssey of Leonhard Adam‘, a Dunera boy, and appreciations of Inglis by Bruce Scates and Ian Maddocks and Seumas Spark.

Family notice. Peter Browne in Inside Story on Inglis and his contributions to and analysis of Australian journalism. Phillip Adams on Late Night Live. Obituary by Tony Stephens in Fairfax.

Honest History is making a donation to The Dunera Boys in memory of Ken Inglis. Frank Bongiorno will represent Honest History at the memorial get-together in Melbourne (Queen’s College Junior Common Room, College Crescent, Parkville, on TUESDAY, 12 December 2017 at 3pm).

4 December 2017 updated