In Memoriam – Clifford Leslie Ogleby

It is with deep sadness and grief that our family, CIPA Heritage Documentation, has lost our past President Clifford Leslie Ogleby. Cliff died in the third week of May 2020 in his 65th year.

As an educated surveyor at the University of Melbourne, his passion for heritage documentation was unique. He performed several campaigns to archaeological sites throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Syria, and Georgia. And it turned him towards CIPA, which he joined in 1993 as its first Australian member. He was part of “Young CIPA” (as Peter Waldhäusl calls it), a group who started to rejuvenate CIPA.

Throughout his CIPA-involvement, Cliff took over responsibility as Secretary General, Vice-President and President from 2006-2010. Besides CIPA, Cliff was also involved in other national and international organisations for several decades, such as the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Association of Australia (RSPAA) and the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute in Australasia. In 2012, he was the Director of the 22nd ISPRS Congress held in Melbourne.

When he retired in 2018, Cliff had served the University of Melbourne at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering for 38 years as a teaching specialist. He is well remembered by his students as a passionate teacher and supervisor.

Cliff will always be remembered by us as the one who co-operated always fairly and critically, who showed how to deal with difficult situations in a diplomatic and friendly way. He always found the right words to avoid or compensate for small human differences. And last but not least, we will remember Cliff for his great sense of humour.

While CIPA joins his beloved colleagues and friends to share the unbearable loss, we are proud to have been associated with Cliff in our cultural heritage documentation community.