New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma says both men were magnificent Australians and made a significant contribution.He says Brock helped put Bathurst on the international motor racing map and Irwin was a much loved ambassador for Australian wildlife. A funeral for Mr Brock will be held in Melbourne today and a memorial service for Mr Irwin will be held in Queensland tomorrow. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors Worldwide are today in mourning for a beloved friend and respected leader. The global response to the loss of Steve Irwin and the public outpouring of empathy we have received has been overwhelming, and a significant comfort to those of us who knew him. This is not just a loss for us, but for a planet full of people who loved him so well, and for the world’s precious wildlife that he laid his life on the line to protect.
Steve Irwin's father says his daughter-in-law was pleased with the the public tribute to her husband, which was held today at Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Motor racing legend Peter Brock was remembered as a man of the people at his state funeral in Melbourne yesterday.
Celebrate Peter's Life There will be a State funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday September 19 at 11am.
The expected overflow of Peter’s many friends and supporters can also view the service from Federation Square directly opposite the Cathedral.
Peter’s friends and supporters are also invited to attend a memorial service at Sandown Raceway on Friday September 22 at 2pm.
Peter has always expressed the wish that rather than sending flowers, please make a donation to the Peter Brock Foundation so that we can continue his vision and good works.
The family welcomes your attendance to celebrate his life and achievements.