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January 12, 2017

Australian philanthropist James Fairfax, who went from chairman of the eponymous media company to one of the country’s greatest art collectors, has passed away at his home in Bowral. He was 83.

Australian philanthropist James Fairfax, who went from chairman of the eponymous media company to one of the country’s greatest art collectors, has passed away at his home in Bowral. He was 83.

The second child of Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax rose to prominence after he succeeded his father as chairman of John Fairfax & Sons in 1977, and subsequently led the group as it diversified into television, magazines and regional publications.

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