Creighton Burns

The former editor of The Age, Creighton Burns, died yesterday in Cabrini Hospital, Australia aged 82. Burns served eight years as editor of The Age from 1981 to 1989. In 1991 he received the Order of Australia. He joinied The Age in 1964 as a foreign correspondent, serving in Singapore, Vietnam and the United States,

“Creighton was a man of charm and wit and kindness, a brilliant raconteur and a gifted public speaker, an intellectual and a boisterous luncheon companion,” said former Age editor Les Carlyon. “He just didn’t know how to be dull. He was a man to admire and we will all miss him.” link