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State Memorial for Barry Humphries AC CBE

15 December 2023

In the Concert Hall

The esteemed Sydney Opera House will provide a grand setting for a State Memorial honouring Barry Humphries AC CBE.

The State Memorial will be broadcast live on ABC TV and ABC iview. Link to live stream and Order of Service available from the NSW Government website.

Watch the live stream from 11am, Friday 15 December, 2023.

A fitting farewell for an extraordinary Australian

The remarkable life and enduring legacy of beloved Australian personality Barry Humphries will be honoured with a State Memorial at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

Mr Humphries passed away in Sydney on 22 April, aged 89, following a celebrated
seven-decade global career. He was known for his iconic characters including Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, as well as being a renowned actor, poet, musician and artist.

Mr Humphries was also a much-loved family man and friend to many.

The State Memorial will bring together dignitaries, family, friends and fans of
Mr Humphries from across Australia and around the world to celebrate his extraordinary career and achievements.

Co-hosted by the Australian and NSW governments

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