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The unique State Memorial celebrated Michael’s lifelong passion for and significant contribution to the Australian and international music industry, as well as the state of Victoria.

The Memorial opened with an Acknowledgment of Country by Aunty Joy Murphy AO, accompanied by Amos Roach performing a Didgeridoo tribute.

Michael’s memory was then honoured by the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, followed by tributes, speeches and performances from family and friends including Matt and Kate Gudinski, Ed Sheeran MBE, Jimmy Barnes AO, Kylie Minogue AO OBE, and Lee Simon.

Reviewed 06 April 2021

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