IAN MACNEILL, 1946 TO 2011, AGED 65, DIED FROM LIVER CANCER AT ST VINCENT'S HOSPICE, DARLINGHURST, SYDNEY
Ian was visiting Melbourne and came to Preston for dinner - circa 2007.
In 1996 Ian interviewed Mannie De Saxe and Ken Lovett for an article in the Sydney Star Observer. Here is the link to Ian's article:
INTERVIEW FOR SYDNEY STAR OBSERVER - 1996
The Editor of ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA, Deborah Clark, and the author of the article on Brian Finemore in ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA September 2005 No.183, Ian MacNeill, have both given permission for the article to be reproduced in full here on our web pages:
Ian entertaining friends to lunch at his flat in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney - 2006.
Ian in his flat which he so proudly bought after living for so many years in rented accommodation. It was small but he made it as comfortable as possible and he was able to entertain a few friends at a time. This photo was taken in 2006.
Ian was very closely associated with Laurin McKinnon and Gary Dunne at gay-ebooks and for many years before that with writing and publishing. Here is a tribute to Ian on the gay -ebooks web site:
Ian MacNeill Remembered
Ian's very close friend Gavin Harris was requested by Ian to speak at his wake - but for only two minutes!! - very Ian indeed! and here is Gavin's obituary as published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 13 December 2011: