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Virtues and Values

In 2018 I was a co-conspirator in a grand surprise . . . Interviewing and editing a number of personal views by friends and family of a man turning 80. Dick Lester knew nothing about the project, which produced a book and eventually delivered to him and all participants on that special birthday in November.

The book was a comprehensive survey of his life, stretching from his parents’ early lives in Victoria before World War II, up to his family’s European trip in Christmas 2018. The Lester largesse stretches far beyond family . . . he and his Lester Group have embraced the worlds of art sponsorship, polocrosse and polo championships, and medical research.

It was a great pleasure to compile this array of contributions to Australian public life, alongside the revelation of events in one man’s busy and fruitful life.