Passing of long term member Dr Max Brandle OAM

It is with much sadness and regret that we relay the very sad news of the passing of Dr Max Brandle OAM on 28 February 2019. Max was a long-time friend, avid supporter and member of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland.

Max was a retired Associate Professor of the University of Queensland, a long serving community leader and contributor to the betterment of multicultural diversity everywhere.

Max also served on ECCQ’s Executive Committee for six years as Vice Chair and Senior Vice Chair from 2005 to 2011.

In 2000, Max was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his service to education, particularly as Director of the Institute of Modern Languages, to the community through the National Accreditation Authority of Translators and Interpreters, and to multiculturalism.

Max was a tireless advocate in the multicultural sector and was very well accepted by all who knew him regardless of cultural or political background and he will be very sadly missed.

His absolute passion, commitment to and knowledge of ‘language’ – not only his native Swiss-German tongue, but of all languages everywhere, was undeniably second to none. May his legacy live on forever!

ECCQ joins with members in conveying our sincere condolences and deep sympathy to Max’s family.

Max’s life will be celebrated on Friday March 8, 2pm at the Anglican Christ Church, corner of Central and Ninth Avenues in St. Lucia and afterwards, at the Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gaily Road Taringa.

Alton Budd
Chairperson, ECCQ

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