HENNE – Karl

Born on October 14, 1935. Passed away October 15, 2018.

Passed away at Latrobe Regional Hospital on October 15th, 2018.
Loved and loving husband of Estela.
Missed by his friends and loved ones.
At Rest

Funeral Notice
Gippsland Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel Scrubby Lane, TraralgonView Map
The Funeral Service and Committal for Cremation of Mr Karl Henne will be held at Gippsland Memorial Park Crematotium Chapel on Monday October 22nd, 2018 commencing at 11.30am.
  1. Above all summits
    it is calm.
    In all the tree-tops
    you feel
    scarcely a breath;
    the birds in the forest are silent.
    Just wait, soon
    you will rest as well.

    paula mattson October 17, 2018
  2. One of DFAT’s great personalities, Karl had not a few successes against misconduct and corruption in the Department. He was an amusing workmate and did a lot of writing in his later years. His 75th birthday event at ANU University House, when many of us met Estela for the first time, was, for many of us, the last time we would see him.

    Don Witheford October 17, 2018
  3. MY husband give me this when we met:THE OTHERS

    Estela Henne October 19, 2018
  4. Querida Estela, desde Buenos Aires -Argentina- mi corazón abraza tu corazón.

    Silvia Tajtelbaum October 20, 2018
  5. I worked with Karl at DFAT in the Training Section with a host of other ‘misfits’. Karl was given full rein as Director of filming of Training Films, I was often his cameraman. Everyone referred to Karl as ‘Felini’, and one of my most vivid memories at the time was Karl striding down the corridor wearing his cream and black checked ‘Directors jacket’ smoking a cigar. I remember and respected Karl for his outspoken and honest comments which at times upset a few people.

    Rob Wilson October 20, 2018
  6. Beloved husband, soul mate and best friend of Estela.
    I first met Karl in the mid 70’s. Since this time, I have watched in amazement at the meandering path of his life’s journey.

    Ian Lindeman October 20, 2018
  7. Tantos años querida Estela, tantos recuerdos imborrables, tanta vida transcurrida. Te dejo mi correo zongjing0@hotmail.com
    Silvia Tajtelbaum

    Silvia Tajtelbaum October 21, 2018
  8. What a life my old mate Karl had! And what a wife too. 83 years old, perhaps, but Karl still had a string of projects in mind and was certainly not happy to leave them unfinished. We served together in the military reserve and he was responsible for introducing me to the World-Wide community of runners with a drinking problem – The Hash House Harriers – almost 50 years ago. On On, Karl, and thanks for your mateship over all those years, and for your carefully crafted letters. You were a master of languages and knew how to use them to their best effect. As for me, your loss has left me speechless. Vale, old friend

    Graham Bowtell October 21, 2018
  9. Karl is the reason many of us in Canberra get out of the house, running through streets and bushlands calling out ‘On On’! We would like to salute and bid farewell to our Founding Father. He will be missed, but will continue to live on through all he has touched throughout his life.

    On On

    Neville (Handover) Pye, CHHH On Sec October 23, 2018
  10. I met Karl when he worked with me (he was my AFAR editor) in our Publications Section. He told me that one of his first jobs in Aus was as a lineman in the PMG’s department. He was based at Daly Waters (NT). Karl has a great sense of humour and he told me the following story, with huge amusement at his plight.
    As a new arrival, and unfamiliar with both Aust language and customs, Karl was persuaded by locals that he should join the Daly Waters Galah Club. To do that, he was told, he had to get on the roof of the pub, flap his arms vigorously and jump off. That way, the locals giggled, he would become a fully fledged member of the Club.
    And said Karl: ‘I did it’.

    Keith Sutton November 3, 2018