10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998
Subject: hazel
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 15:02:16 +1000

Dear Robert, Josh and Zoë,
I wanted to write to you all to say how sorry I am to hear about Hazel. She was such a gentle and graceful person and one that I know will live on in my and everyone who knew her fondest meories. I don’t really know what to say, words aren’t sufficient and seem awkward. I will always remember the time in Sydney with Jayne and you and the kids and Hazel as one of the best times I’ve had.

That’s all I wanted to say, I hope that all of you are alright and I am sending all my love and hope for the future with this e-mail.

See you soon, love and sympathy,


Subject: Hazel’s pages
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 23:11:45 +1000

Dear Robert, Josh and Zoë,

Hello all, I hope you survived the Olympics! I had a funny experience I have to share with you. I was looking up Hayman Island to send an email to my friend as a joke and I saw my name on the screen. I clicked on this and saw my condolences to you all about Hazel ( with memories spelt wrongly! Some English teacher I’ll be! ) The weird thing was: a few minutes before this I was thinking about Hazel and how we had a chat one day about life and law and ambition. She told me that she wanted me to be happy and at peace with what I was doing in my life. I just thought this was a freakish coincidence and typically Hazel. Anyway, I hope you are all well and I just had to share the mysterious ways of the human mind with you!!

Love, Anna xxooxox

Anna is my first cousin once removed.
In early 1997 she was considering doing Arts/Law at the University of Melbourne when she came to stay for a few days. She and Hazel talked about her choices. She didn’t choose Law.

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