Dear All,

This is a very sad loss indeed. Never met him but exchanged several messages with him both on this list and outside it over the last 2 decades. His expertise is exceptional and he had a kind heart. We will miss him. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

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From: International boundaries discussion list <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Marcelo Kohen <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [INT-BOUNDARIES] Vale J.R.V. (Victor) Prescott
These are very sad news. I had the pleasure to work with Victor for Malaysia in the Malaysia/Singapore dispute and met him many times in Kuala Lumpur. A charming personality and a master in boundary and territorial disputes. My condolences to his family and friends.
Marcelo G. Kohen
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Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
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Le 17 août 2018 à 05:29, Brendan Whyte <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :



It is with great personal sadness that I inform you that Emeritus Professor J.R.V. (Victor) Prescott passed away earlier this morning. He had been in declining health for some time.


Victor was a long-standing scholar and expert in the field of international boundaries, both on land and sea, and the author of many books, articles and newspaper pieces. 


His wife Dorothy has compiled a biography and bibliography of Victor’s life and works, which are available online, fittingly hosted by the International Boundaries Research Unit at Durham University, Victor's alma mater.

 Victor was truly a scholar and a gentleman, an internationally-renowned expert in his field, and a personal inspiration and mentor to me. His expertise in international boundaries was the reason I moved to Melbourne University to study under him. After graduation, I was also privileged to be asked to co-author an article with him. 


Victor will be farewelled at a private cremation. Further details will be published in the Melbourne newspapers the 'Herald Sun' and 'Melbourne Age' on Monday (20 Aug.).


Brendan Whyte


Dr Brendan Whyte

Assistant Curator of Maps

National Library of Australia



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