10th January 1947 - 5th January 2024
|If you wish to post your own tribute to Geoff, please do so on one of the following websites. Alternatively, you may send an email to Geoff's Webmaster who will transcribe your message on to this page. Only your name and geographic location will appear. Email addresses will not be published and all submissions will be moderated. This page will be archived in perpetuity with the rest of Geoff's website.
Today I lost
a great friend, and we lost one of Australia's leading aviation
President Civil Aviation Historical Society
I had the honour and privilege of studying at the feet of the master aviation historian for most of my life. Geoff was a mentor to many, both in his professional ATC career and in his passion for aviation history. If you were to ask Geoff if he had a photo of a particular aircraft he would invariably respond with a selection of photos and chapter and verse on the aircraft's history. What set Geoff apart from many others is that he was always happy to share his vast knowledge. This desire to share reached its pinnacle when Geoff wisely decided to make his research freely available on the World Wide Web. You don't have to create an account. You don't have to create a convoluted password and above all, you don't have to pay an annual subscription. It's all there free of charge and so it shall remain. Geoff's domain will be maintained online in Geoff's memory for as long as is possible. Ultimately, the content of the website is archived by the National Library of Australia so its survival is assured. Geoff's fellow historians, who always struggled to keep up with him, have concluded that the content of his website should be frozen as none of us feel that we have the capacity to update it as Geoff would have wished. Geoff is simply irreplaceable. It's been an honour to know you Geoff. This website is just part of Geoff's rich legacy.
sad to just learn of Geoff Goodall's passing. I worked with Geoff
for over a decade as an ATC work colleague in Perth. Always a consumate
professional and an extraordinary aviation enthusiast. A sad loss
and my sincere condolences to his family.
21 January 2024
was saddened to hear of Geoff's passing. I never met him but we
corresponded on a number of occasions. He was very generous with
his time and research notes when ever I needed information. RIP
Geoff you will be missed.
24 January 2024
was sad to hear of Geoff’s passing. He was most generous to me with
help in finding aircraft photographs and information to use in my
book Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm, the story of RAAF Hudson
A16-97 and the ten men who died in it on 13 August 1940. In an email
on 2 February 2011, John Hopton conveyed the wonderful camaraderie
of this community of hugely knowledgeable enthusiasts by referring
to Geoff as "Awesomeness Personified Goodall". As a historian
with no background in aviation, I would have been lost without the
unstinting and warm hearted aid of Geoff and his friends.
Dr Cameron Hazlehurst FRSL FRHistS
11 February 2024