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A death

From: Ian Batterham <ianb>
Date: Monday, March 31, 2003
The Australian conservation profession is mourning the loss of
Warwick Peberdy, a conservator of long standing. Warwick worked for
many years at the National Archives of Australia in Brisbane, Sydney
and Melbourne. More recently he moved to the Queensland State
Archives.

His colleagues remember him as a very friendly and happy person with
a great love of sailing. At the time of his passing he was living on
Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay, a place he loved.

Warwick made a great contribution to the conservation of the
collections under his care, especially in the area of preventive
conservation. Many people will remember with fondness his disaster
response courses where they got to set fire to a shelf unit full of
papers and then douse it with water. Warwick was able to make a
learning experience great fun as well.

Warwick passed away from a heart attack over the weekend of March
15-16, 2003 at home. His funeral was held at the Uniting Church,
Cleveland on March 24, 2003. Warwick is survived by his brother
Ross.

Ian Batterham
Assistant Director, Preservation
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Mail Centre
ACT 2610
Australia


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