James Oswald Fairfax AC (1933-2017) was a remarkable Australian.
Born into the Fairfax media dynasty, he inherited power, money, and privilege, yet never lost sight of the importance of service, and giving, and always remained true to himself.
He is best remembered for his vital contribution to independent journalism, his extraordinary art collection, and his equally extraordinary philanthropy.
The James Fairfax Foundation was established in 1999 to provide a philanthropic vehicle by which James’ generosity, noblesse oblige, and life-long desire to help others would continue long after his death.
James lived a life of contribution and meaning that is a shining example to us all.
His eponymous charitable foundation aims to continue his generosity in perpetuity, for the benefit of all Australians.
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