Vale June 2015

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to members of our La Trobe community, Jane Taylor, Peter Ellis OAM, Phillip Toyne and Ken Pearson.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of members of our La Trobe community in June this year.

Jane Taylor, a former colleague and great friend of the Bendigo education community, died suddenly in June.

Jane worked at the University from 2009 to 2011 as the business manager and curriculum advisor in the School of Outdoor and Environmental Education, and maintained strong links with the University ever since that time.

Peter Ellis OAM, was well known in the Bendigo community for his love and incredible knowledge of Australian folk music history and heritage, and was awarded an OAM in 2012 for his commitment in that area.

Peter was a Laboratory Technician (Chemistry) and worked at LaTrobe University Bendigo and its former Technical College and CAE as well as local Secondary Colleges.

Phillip Toyne, La Trobe alumnus, was best known as the co-founder of the Landcare movement in 1989, a ground-breaking union that saw the environmental movement join forces with Australia's farmers.

He also played a pivotal role in the handback of Uluru to its indigenous owners.

Ken Pearson, had a long association with the La Trobe Mathematic Department, and will be remembered as a software innovator who created economic models still used to this day by the IMF, World Bank and OECD.

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