In memory of Jack Carnegie

By Jane Rogers

My Updates

Day one- Let the fundraising begin.

Tuesday 15th Feb

Dear family, friends and supporters of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse,


I have started this fundraiser to honour the memory of my late husband, Jack and to say thank you to all the amazing people at Lifehouse. Their kindness and positive ethos helped us through challenging times.


Jack was an activist for social justice and an environmentalist, one of the founding members of the NSW Greens Party. He was an inner city community worker and a proud, life member of the Australian Services Union.


Jack was also a passionate photographer, documenting “…the continuing spectrum of being human. The joy, the love, exhilaration, imagination, creativity, sadness, patience, brutality.” Kathy Golski. South Sydney Herald 2017


A retrospective of his work will on exhibition from 22nd to 27th March 2022 at the Duckrabbit Gallery, 138 Little Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW 2016.

Prints of his work will be for sale and all proceeds will be donated to the Lifehouse.


Jack believed in the power of the collective to make a difference and I hope that we can do this last action together in his name by:

·      Buying a print during the exhibition, and or

·      Donating directly via the link provided on the Chris O’Brien website.


In solidarity,  Jane Rogers

Thank you to my Sponsors


A Retrospective Funds Rasied From Jack's Work




Coral Jenkins

Dear Jane, thank you for this wonderful tribute to my dear uncle Jack and to all of the amazing people who work at the Lifehouse hospital. They bring dignity, hope and wellness to so many people’s lives. Much love Coralx


Anne Himmelreich

Hi Jane what a wonderful idea. Well done He was such a wonderful man. XxAnne and Ali


June Jenkins And Lynne Carnegie


Debbie Jamieson

All the best with the fundraising. See you at the exhibition.


Dianne Everingham


Barb Kelly

With much love.


Louise Cox

Very special remembering Jack with his beautiful photos and your stories. Thank you Jane. And sad. Yes, collective strength always and in honour of you Jack. with love Louise



Sorry to miss the exhibition. I'm sure it will be wonderful!


Therese Poulton


Donata Fiori

What a worthwhile project, Jane! Thank you for the invitation to the exhibition: I'll stay non committal at this stage ( still COVID restricted), but have made my donation and I sure you will have no trouble reaching your goal. Love, Donata


Emma Peel


Rufina Silveira


Rob Lake



It was a beautiful exhibition, thanks Jane


Jane Rogers


Beryl Ford

How lovely to be surrounded by so much that is Jack. It is the Jacks of this world that give us freedom and conscience. A happy farewell to Jack.


Jill Abrahart


E & Y Doyle

Good luck with the exhibition. Look forward to it.


Sarah Rogers