Vale David Tribe
OAS mourns the loss of one of its founding and staunchest members, David Tribe, OAS Member number 66, who passed away in Sydney 30 May 2017 aged 85.
In 1960s London, he enjoyed a varied career, creatively, as an intellectual, and as a secular activist. David returned to Sydney in the 1970s. He was a prolific contributor to the Humanist and Rationalist Societies, which were a community and family for him. David established a prize in his name assisting new novelists, poets, philosophers, sculptors, and composers, and was talented in several creative arts. Artistic and academic talents were revealed early. David enjoyed Australian aboriginal paintings, Persian rugs, and Oceanic art works – all of which, in his typical well organised manner, were mostly put to auction several years ago and the favoured remnants went at the end of last year.