Christopher Pearson was an editor of the Adelaide Review and speech writer for Prime Minister John Howard.
Christopher Pearson was an editor of the Adelaide Review and speech writer for Prime Minister John Howard. Barry Leddicoat

'Conservative intellect' Christopher Pearson has died

ADELAIDE journalist Christopher Pearson was described as a leading "conservative intellect" after his passing in his home town on Sunday night.

Mr Pearson wrote what would be his final column for The Australian two days ago, before passing away aged 61.

Among his many roles were editor of the Adelaide Review and speech writer for Prime Minister John Howard.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott described him "one of our country's finest conservative intellects" and a steadfast friend.

"I suspect he never fully appreciated the impact he had on others and the sense of gratitude we have for him," Mr Abbott said in a statement.



How our atheist former G-G found God

premium_icon How our atheist former G-G found God

This experience that made him question everything he didn’t believe.

How we can stem bullying’s ripple effect

premium_icon How we can stem bullying’s ripple effect

SCHOOLYARD bullying has a wide psychological effect.

View from above: Dead strawberries forever

premium_icon View from above: Dead strawberries forever

THIS is the image of an industry in crisis. SEE DRONE FOOTAGE

Local Partners