Recent necrology, January 2014

cover for Julius Haast in the Southern AlpsA list of well-known people who have died recently

  • Claudio Abbado, 1933-2014
    Shy but steely conductor who crafted some of the great performances of the last century
  • Percy Blandford, 1912-2014
    Canoe designer who got Britain boating with his post-war do-it-yourself designs
  • Colin Burrows, 1931-2014
    Former University of Canterbury ecologist who spent his life studying, protecting and teaching others about NZ’s native plant life
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1923-2014
    Novelist who drew on her miserable childhood and spectacular misfortune with men
  • Michael Jacobs, 1952-2014
    Quixotic travel writer who celebrated the sounds and tastes of Spain and Latin America
  • Kenneth Rose, 1924-2014
    Telegraph columnist and historian who chronicled the Establishment with wit, style and occasional asperities
  • Thomas Rosenthal, 1935-2014
    Flamboyant publisher who also made his mark as art historian, broadcaster and connoisseur
  • cover for Pete Seeger at 89Pete Seeger, 1919-2014
    Godfather of folk music who was revered as the voice of political protest for more than half a century
  • Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014
    Israeli leader famed for bold, brash, ruthless manoeuvres both in politics and on the battlefield
  • James Siers, 1936-2014
    Pioneering Wellington photographer and writer
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