We’re saddened to hear about the passing of Hazel Hawke yesterday. We had the pleasure of hosting Sue Pieters-Hawke for the Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival, and learned much about Hazel’s wonderful productive life, from the talk Sue gave at one of the literary events. It was a lovely speech and highlighted Hazel’s selfless work in the pursuit of social health and education for the disadvantaged. Though a sufferer of Alzheimer’s, Hazel was also one of Australia’s most prominent spokesperson’s for the illness.
She will be missed and always remembered. Sending our thoughts and love to Sue and her family.