In Memoriam: Lyn Hatherly (1945–2016)

Five Islands Press wishes to acknowledge an immense debt to Lyn Hatherly: a poet, scholar, and, for the past ten years, an editor, colleague, friend and tireless worker for the Press. Without her, the Press would not have survived beyond the years of Ron Pretty’s directorship. We offer our sympathy and share in the feelings of loss for her partner Chris Peters and Lyn’s extended family.

A memorial service in celebration of Lyn’s life will be held at 10am on Thursday 7 April at Montsalvat. The service will take place in the upper level of the Great Hall. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served in the lower level. Please choose your attire to reflect Lyn’s bright personality.

In place of sending flowers, Lyn’s family has requested that those wishing to honour Lyn’s memory consider donating a small amount to the Olivia-Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre, which provided care for Lyn in her last hours. Envelopes will be provided at the service.

Please RSVP to by Saturday 2 April to assist with catering. All are welcome to join the colleagues, students, poets, philosophers and friends who have known, admired and loved Lyn over the years.