Warm memories and thanks from Australia


This is a message not only from myself but from the many researchers and activists working in applied and public history across Australia. Over the years we have all been excited and stimulated by Roy's wonderful, varied work.

We have been deeply saddened by the news of Roy's death and we are all grieving for the loss of such an extraordinarily generous and creative colleague. Our sympathies and warmest thoughts go to Roy's family and his wider family of colleagues in and out of history.

Roy's work in digital history meant he was an extraordinary communicator across vast distances both in kilometers and cultures. So even from halfway round the world, we found his work a great inspiration. It has encouraged many of us not only in academic history research but much more importantly in the work of democratising history and using new media to do it.

His work will keep doing that and it is great to be able to share in its celebration here!


Heather Goodall, “Warm memories and thanks from Australia,” Thanks, Roy, accessed May 27, 2024, https://thanksroy.org/items/show/502.

Output Formats