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Jan 20, 2013

Celebrating a Life: A Wake for John Loizou

"If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming." Emma Goldman. Hotel Darwin, Mitchell Street. Saturday 26 January 2013. 3pm onwards.

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating a Life: A Wake for John Loizou

  1. Brian Ede

    Vale John Loizou.

    I remember John as the disreputable looking one who would hang around the edges of a press conference apparently taking no notice of anything being said, questions asked, answered (or avoided). Waiting until everyone else had left, he would sidle up with the penetrating, sometimes unanswerable question.
    The strange thing was, he didn’t do “Gotcha” and post the story. He would delve into what you really thought and what you were trying to achieve. He had a potent sometimes frightening mixture of high lefty idealism and tough Territory pragmatism that made me realise that behind the scruffy exterior was an ability to retrieve all sorts of seemingly unrelated facts I had passed over as unimportant which he could weave into a rich and credible mosaic.
    If anyone is writing a novel or talking to HBO about a series on the Territory, forget pollies and pastoralists, miners or miscreants, just follow John Loizou.
    Few will believe it but it would be a very rich yarn.
    Brian Ede F/LOP

  2. Bob Gosford

    This advice just in from Bill Day.

    Christine Pas and the family of the late John Loizou of Darwin wish to announce that the funeral will be held at the Amy Johnson Drive chapel on Friday February 8th, followed by a burial at Thorak or McMillans Rd.

    A notice will be placed in the NT News with final details closer to the time.

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