During seven decades in journalism, starting as a copyboy on the Hobart Mercury, Warner became a distinguished war correspondent and an influential interpreter of Asia. He served in the AIF early in World War II.
Later, as a correspondent in the Pacific, he was aboard a British warship when it suffered a kamikaze attack. He worked for the Melbourne Herald, Reuters, the London Daily Telegraph, and the Reporter magazine.
He landed with US marines on Saipan, witnessed the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and covered both the siege of Dien Bien Phu and the early days of the Korean War.
Watch the video tribute: