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Fairfax, John Fitzgerald (1904–1951)

Mr. John Fitzgerald Fairfax, elder son of Dr. and Mrs. E. Wilfred Fairfax, of Point Piper, died yesterday at Tumut. He was 47 years of age.

Mr. Fairfax was educated at Geelong Grammar School and at Pembroke College, Oxford. For some years he was on the staff of the Sydney Morning Herald and became a director.

He served during the war in the Armoured Division of the A.I.F., and was later a war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald in the Pacific. In 1946 he retired from the Herald and went to live in the country, first at Batlow and more recently near Tumut. He was keenly interested in outdoor life and in natural history. He was the author of a number of books, including a life of John Fairfax, the founder of the Herald.

He is survived by a widow and two daughters.

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