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Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO OBE (29 June 1929 – 8 August 2014) was an Australian composer. He was best known for orchestral and chamber music, such as Earth Cry (1986) and Kakadu (1988). He was a classical-styled opera and ballet composer.

Sculthorpe was born in suburban Launceston, Tasmania. He studied in Melbourne, Victoria and at the Wadham College, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Sculthorpe died after a long illness on 8 August 2014 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was 85.

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