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21 Oct 2021

Holocaust Survivor Leaves Legacy of Hope

Photo courtesy Sydney Jewish MuseumHolocaust survivor and ‘‘happiest man on Earth’’ Eddie Jaku OAM has passed away aged 101. A tribute published in AJN honoured a man who saw the worst of humanity yet remained an optimist throughout his life. Mr Jaku, who came to Australia in 1950 and helped found the Sydney Jewish Museum, shared his story of survival to ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust were never repeated. During World War Two, Mr Jaku was imprisoned in four concentration camps, including Auschwitz where the number 172338 was tattooed on his arm.  An incredible survivor, Mr Jaku… Read More
20 Aug 2021

Tribute: Professor Roger Layton AM

HEIDI DOUGLASS | Emeritus Professor Roger Layton AM - the father of modern marketing in our region - passed away on 5 June 2021, leaving behind a legacy that will live on in the hearts of his three daughters and those closest to him, and in the minds of future generations of marketing students. For most marketing academics and students, Roger is understood to be aligned with many important marketing ‘firsts’. He had an illustrious career with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and BHP before an opportunity arose to teach a course on econometrics at Newcastle College… Read More