The Australia Council joins family members, friends and the national community to mourn the death of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
Dame Elisabeth has been one of Australia’s most active philanthropists and passionate supporters of the arts.
We take this moment to pause and reflect on her immense contribution to our national life which has been far reaching, spanning the arts and culture, health, education and community.
Her lifelong commitment to the culture of our country has assisted Australian creativity in enumerable ways. Her giving was often discrete and ongoing. She avoided the limelight and had an unflagging commitment to ensuring that talent is fostered and fully developed.
A truly outstanding humanitarian, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s legacy will live on in the thousands of people her generosity has touched.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the Murdoch family and to Dame Elisabeth’s many friends.
Rupert Myer AM
Chair, Australia Council for the Arts