Mourning the Passing of Sir Zelman Cowen (z"l)

December 9th, 2011

The Australian Jewish community joins with all Australians in mourning the death yesterday of Sir Zelman Cowen AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC, PC.
In a long and distinguished life of public service, Sir Zelman was a powerful influence for good in many fields. He will be remembered for serving his community and his country in the law, academia and in public office.
He was Australia’s second Jewish Governor General. After the rancour and controversy surrounding the dismissal of the Whitlam government by his predecessor, Sir Zelman brought healing to Australian political life and restored respect to the office of Governor General.

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