Historian and writer Ken Inglis has passed away at the age of 88.
Inglis was celebrated in media circles for his two-volume history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His books explored early colonial life, Australians at war and migrant experiences.
Inglis was also a frequent contributor to publications, including Nation. His reportage includes a masterful account of the Max Stuart case, released in 1961.
Friend and colleague Peter Browne said Inglis was a "deft, careful and generous writer whose prose lit up any magazine or newspaper — or book or journal — it appeared in."
"He was also great company, the possessor of a prodigious memory and an insatiable curiosity (clichés that, though accurate, would no doubt bring a smile to his face), and a source of wise counsel."
Read Browne's full tribute at Inside Story.