Sadly Leonie Star passed away on December 30 2015. - Leonie Star began her professional life as a secondary school teacher. A family move to Canada in the 1960s saw her undertake two higher degrees in English, which she later followed with a degree in law from the University of New South Wales. She is a former principal of the Women's College within the University of Sydney and a writer and editor of legal material.
Her work as an author began after the death of Professor Julius Stone, whose biographer she became. She has written several other books, all non-fiction, choosing a wide variety of subjects according to her current interests. While undertaking research for the Stone biography she stumbled upon material about England's ethnic cleaning of the Jews. Her own Jewish heritage and previous ignorance of this fascinating story prompted her interest in medieval Anglo-Jewish history.
Sadly Leonie Star passed away on December 30 2015. - Leonie Rachel STAR STAR, Leonie Rachel December 30, 2015 Beloved daughter of Sydney and Ellen (Girlie), (both deceased). Deeply loved mother of Naomi (deceased) and Adrienne. Doting and devoted grandmother of James and Sophia. Loving mother-in-law of Chad and loving step-mother of Leah.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leonie's funeral service to be held in the East Chapel, at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde, on Thursday 7th January 2016 at 10.30am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to go to the Fragile X Association of Australia.
Funeral Home Walter Carter Funerals 302 Oxford Street Bondi Junction, New South Wales 2022 (02) 9389-3499 Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Jan. 2, 2016 Could you perhaps update you website to reflect this?
Thanks Michael Allen