NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.


Douglas Hall – In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Douglas Hall, a graduate of the NIDA Acting degree (1961), died at his home in Grafton on Tuesday, 11 April. His wife Margaret, whom he met at NIDA in 1960, was by his side when he passed.

Douglas was trained at NIDA by Joan Walley, John Clarke, Margaret Barr, Dame Leonie Kramer, Owen Weingott, and Madame Marianne Mathy. He received the Elizabethan Theatre Trust scholarship for his performance in the title role of Ibsen’sPeer Gynt, directed by John Tasker. Some of his theatre credits included:Fade In-Fade Out,Little Mary SunshineandThe Sentimental Bloke.

He is loved and remembered by many, both near and far, including his wife Margaret, his brother Keith, his six children, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Text for photo: Peer Gynt, NIDA 1961, (from left to right, Lyn Wright, Silver Harris, Douglas Hall and Jeanie Drynan)