Bogey Musidlak


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I too was shocked at the news of Bogey's sudden death. As Susan Freebairn has noted, his influence was widespread including, in my experience, the Department of Finance, where his mathematical mind brought real influence in the area of the Commonwealth's banking arrangements. Apart from his intellectual contribution, each Monday without fail, he would brighten the office with a selection of flowers from his garden and would freely share his extensive knowledge of plants. And, of course, of a...

Bogey will be sadly missed. I enjoyed discussing news and current affairs with him, sharing stories about family and friends, debating policy issues and politics, and exchanging ideas for gardens and renovations. Bogey was unique and inspirational in so many ways. He was an effective change agent and influencer - a man with a great sense of humour and intellect! I admired his commitment to the principles of making the world a better place - something he certainly achieved.

Bogey has been a dearly loved member of my extended family since he worked as Chief of Staff for my late husband, Senator David Vigor. Together, they worked to improve systems and safety, to right wrongs and to represent diverse views within the Parliament of Australia. As a great thinker and enthusiastic researcher, Bogey discovered many systemic and policy issues, practices and laws that warranted change and he worked tirelessly to make changes happen - either directly through preparing...

The unexpected death of Bogey Musidlak was a big shock to members of the Proportional Representation Society of Australia, of which he had been the National President since 1994. As his immediate predecessor in that position, I was very pleased when he accepted the position, which he held continuously, and most ably, until his early death in August 2017.

Bogey's competence and drive in spearheading two successful public ballots in the Australian Capital Territory were memorable....

My dear beloved brother Bogey,
It gives me great comfort to see expressions of the loss of you here. Thankyou to everyone who has written so far, it means a lot. I have taken photo screenshots of your messages and intend to keep them. The loss of Bogey is the biggest loss of my life to date.
Bogey, your incredible influence on my life will live on through me forever. I am because you were. I honour you, I love you, I miss you and I will never forget you. I will keep your legacy...

Bogey, I feel that I learnt a great deal about politics and elections from you since I met you as the returning officer for University of Sydney SRC elections in the early to mid 1980s - and over the last few decades in the Australian Capital Territory. Your contribution to ACT democracy has been remarkable.

Boggie, thanks for nurturing my love of books, reading and learning whilst I was growing up. When things between mum and dad were dire you were the one who helped out with buying me a Puma school bag and Dunlop Volley sneakers. Thanks for your influence, you won't be forgotten, Nina xo

My sympathies to Bogey's family. I enjoyed your company and our many conversations while we were students together at Bruce Hall, and the mathematics department at ANU, in the early 1970s. I was pleased that many of my family also got to know you. You were one of mum's "favourites". Sorry to see you go, mate.

On behalf of Canberra ASH I extend condolences to the family on the passing of Bogey, a life member and major contributor to ASH over many years. Alan Shroot(President)


Bogey's Notice

BOGEY MUSIDLAK 11 September 1953 - 27 August 2017 Passed away suddenly. Beloved brother of Henry,Nina and Clarissa. The funeral service for Bogey will be heldin the White Lady Chapel,75 Canberra Avenue, Kingston,on FRIDAY, 8 September 2017,commencing at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow in Woden...

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