Hazel was much loved by us all. She was gutsy, compassionate, and had a fierce intelligence and a wonderful sense of humour.
Hazel contributed to our community – our country – across so many fields – social reform, our cultural life, children’s television, and family enrichment.
My most special memory of her is of the time at the Opera House when she played the piano exquisitely. I can still see her joyousness and delight playing in her beautiful hot pink dress!
It’s true to say that she was one of the most admired Australians in public life.