Giant of Australian history Stuart Macintyre dead at 74

Stuart Macintyre Death – Cause Of Death: Giant of Australian history and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne Stuart Macintyre has died unanticipatedly and suddenly on Monday 22nd November 2021 at the age of 74 in Melbourne, Victoria surrounded by his family. Stuart Macintyre’s cause of death has not been released to the public.

Stuart was born on April 27 in the year 1947 in Melbourne, Victoria to Forbes Macintyre and Alison Stevens Macintyre. He attended Scotch College, an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys, located in Hawthorn, an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and proceeded to study history at the University of Melbourne and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the year 1968. He advanced to study at Monash University and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in the year 1971 and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the year 1975. He got married to his partner a social anthropologist Martha Bruton In the year 1976.

Stuart won various and prizes in the historian field few of which are, an award for his creative work in the 4th volume of the Oxford History of Australia,  Premier of Victoria’s Literary Award for Australian Studies in the year 1986, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in the year 1987, Redmond Barry Award in 1997, The Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award in the year 1998 and many more others. Macintyre was a research fellow at St John’s College at the University of Cambridge From 1977 to 1978, he proceeded to teach at the University of Melbourne until 1981. He was elected Dean of the Faculty of Arts in the year 1999. Stuart Macintyre’s obituary will b released by his family at a suitable time.

Below are some of the tributes paid to Stuart on social media: ” Vale Stuart Macintyre. Not only a giant of Australian historical scholarship in his own right but someone who gave much of his time and knowledge to others. I certainly benefited from his supervision during my Masters’ degree and from advice and tips on various research projects since.”

“Sad news, Prof Stuart Macintyre was a brilliant scholar who wrote about the important things, rather than the important people (social justice, a living wage, rights of citizens, community & workers). Inspired me to do an Oz history major and a labor history honors degree. Vale”

“Hearing bad news regarding historian Stuart MacIntyre. His book about Australia’s reconstruction after WW2 was brilliant. The optimism and idealism that abounded when people were coming out of that trauma and thinking of a new world!”

“Saddened to hear of the passing of Stuart Macintyre. A public intellectual of rare significance. A historian who taught so many, so well while producing work that really did enlarge us as a country, and changed how we saw ourselves. A true @AustralianLabor believer. Vale.”

Photo credit – Iain McIntyre

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