Remembering Madiba

December 16, 2013 by J-Wire
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Over 200 people have celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, who has been buried where he grew up in Qunu on the Eastern Cape of South Africa at a memorial ceremony on the Library Lawns at Sydney’s University of NSW.


Farewell Nelson

Farewell Nelson

oanne Fedler Hylton Chilchik and Cathy Milwidsky     All photos: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Joanne Fedler Hylton Chilchik and Cathy Milwidsky             All photos: Ingrid Shakenovsky

The mood was nostalgic and festive as one of the great leaders and peacemakers of our time was remembered for his courage and ability to forgive.  He was honoured in speeches by Acting Commissioner of the South African High Commission Ray Sithole amongst others.   Ms Meredith Burgmann, Australian Labour Party stalwart, former President of the NSW Legislative Council and leading Australian anti-apartheid activist said that she wished when she had met Madiba she wasn’t rendered speechless as she wanted to thank him for all he had done for so many people.

The event was a beautiful combination of remembrance through words and music.  A true tribute to the legend of Madiba.


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