Vale - Ken Inglis


Vale - Ken Inglis

event date: 01-Dec-2017
Ken Inglis
MHS 1946

Kenneth S Inglis AO FASSA MA (Melb) D Phil (Oxon) 1929-2017

Professor Ken Inglis a distinguished Australian historian and academic died on 1 December 2017 aged 88. Inglis attended MHS 1945 and 1946.  At school he served on the committee of Unicorn. He was Editor of Sentinel and a Prefect. He won an Exhibition in Literature and also gained a General Exhibition, as well as scholarships to the University. He held academic posts at the University of Adelaide, and then became Professor of History at the Australian National University. He also served in Papua New Guinea for a time.

He was a prolific writer and his nine books included a history of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, a biography of Charles Bean, a study of war memorials called Sacred Places, a book on the Stuart case and two volume book about the ABC.Ken Inglis was one of Australia's most admired and warmly regarded historians.

He received many honours. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003, won various literary awards and was a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia.

Alan Gregory AM

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