HENNE – Karl
Passed away at Latrobe Regional Hospital on October 15th, 2018.
Loved and loving husband of Estela.
Missed by his friends and loved ones.
Above all summitsOctober 17, 2018
it is calm.
In all the tree-tops
scarcely a breath;
the birds in the forest are silent.
Just wait, soon
you will rest as well.
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.October 17, 2018
MY husband give me this when we met:THE OTHERSOctober 19, 2018
WERE ONLY MY WIVES.BUT YOU,MY DEAR WILL BE MY WIDOW CASANOVA KNEW IT GOD BLESS YOU! WIFE
Querida Estela, desde Buenos Aires -Argentina- mi corazón abraza tu corazón.October 20, 2018
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.October 20, 2018
Beloved husband, soul mate and best friend of Estela.October 20, 2018
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.
Tantos años querida Estela, tantos recuerdos imborrables, tanta vida transcurrida. Te dejo mi correo [email protected]October 21, 2018
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 friendOctober 21, 2018
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 OnOctober 23, 2018
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.November 3, 2018
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’.