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  • Former Australian head of state, Sir Zelman Cowen, mourned

    December 13, 2011 | 11:20 am

    More than 1,000 people, including Australia’s prime minister and three former prime ministers, bid farewell to former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen.

    Cowen, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 92, was given a state funeral Tuesday at Temple Beth Israel.

    In the congregation for the...

  • Sir Zelman Cowen dies

    December 9, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Australia’s Jewish former governor-general, Sir Zelman Cowen, has died.

    Cowen, Australia’s head of state from 1975-1982, passed away in Melbourne Thursday night after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 92.

    A state funeral at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, where he...