The Friends of the Commonwealth have lost two of its stalwarts in the past month.

Professor Anthony Low passed away on 28 February after a long debilitating illness (Parkinson’s disease). Anthony was an internationally renowned academic whose principal interests were in Africa, India and in Empire and Commonwealth history.

Anthony was a longstanding contributor and adviser to the Round Table Journal of International Affairs. In 2003 his was the instigator of the Commonwealth Round Table in Australia (CRTA) set up in Canberra to promote analysis and consideration of Commonwealth issues, through speeches, seminars and lectures.

Matthew Neuhaus, Anthony’s son-in-law and CRTA member, in his eulogy at Anthony’s thanksgiving service, spoke of Anthony’s contribution to the Commonwealth. Read more…..

Former Prime Minister who passed away on March has been an advocate of major Commonwealth initiatives during his political career culminating in him as a principal player in the achievement of Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, his chairmanship of the Melbourne CHOGM in 1981, as co-Chair of the Commonwealth EPG to South Africa in 1986, and as an advocate against racism and human rights.

Malcolm Fraser has been Patron of the CRTA since its inception.

Tony Eggleton a colleague and friend of Mr Fraser for 50 years and a CRTA has written a moving tribute in the Australian.
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