Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue54 29 January–2 February 2018
In Memory of Joe Baker
Our dear colleague and friend, Prof Joseph Baker passed away recently. Both the Australian and international communities owe a lot to Joe’s initiative, drive and achievements, not to mention his keen ability for strategic advice. Joe was an inspiration, devoted to family, science, the environment and sport. Throughout his distinguished career he received many honours, including the Order of the British Empire in 1982 for services to marine science, appointment as an officer in the Order of Australia in 2002 for his contribution to environmental studies and chemistry, and the Lifetime Clunies Ross award as a gifted contributor to his disciplines and a person of national and international repute. He had a tireless and selfless determination to make a difference to marine science, the environment, and sustainable resource. Joe was also a keen sportsman. He was a Queensland rugby League player and a rugby coach for many years. His inspirational leadership and kindness will be greatly missed around RSPE.
Memorial booklet from funeral service on Wednesday 24th January 2018.
Vale Professor Joe Baker - James Cook University
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