PETER CUNDALL

1 April 1927 – 5 December 2021peter_cundall42

Presenter, ABC-TV’s Gardening Australia

BEVERLEY DUNN

24 April 1933 – 27 November 2021beverly-dunn

Stage, screen, and radio actress

DAVID GULPILIL

David-Gulpilil1 July 1953 – 29 November 2021

Actor (film and television), dancer:

RITA HAMBLIN

12 March 1928 – 2021rita-hamblin

ABC radio producer and journalist

  • Rita Hamblin was a familiar voice of ABC radio who became a journalist and producer at the age of 40 when she had two young children at home. See SMH obit
  • Rita flourished as a news reporter. She covered many of the great stories of the time: the sacking of the Whitlam government, the disappearance of Juanita Nielsen, the investigation into the Trimbole drug empire in Griffith, and Mum Shirl’s work in the aboriginal communities of Redfern. (Australia Street School)

BERT NEWTON

23 July 1938 – 30 October 2021bert-newton

TV and radio presenter, stage and film actor

BABETTE SMITH

2 April 1942 – 22 November 2021Babette_Smith

TV producer, National Marketing Manager for Hoyts, author, historian

  • Smith was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for “service to the community, particularly as an historian and author”. (Wikipedia)
  • After graduation from Sydney University, Babette first worked as a production assistant, then ultimately a producer in theatre and television. In 1983 she became National Marketing Manager for the Hoyts Corporation. Her other corporate appointments included Chief Executive of the New South Wales Bar Association 1993-1997 followed by a twelve month appointment as Director of Language Services for the NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission and another twelve month contract as Chief Executive of the mediation organisation LEADR. (com)
  • Obituary by G. Shirley, AMOHG FaceBook, 6 Dec.

HELEN TULLY

20 February 1955 – 03 December 2021helen-tully

Long-term NFSA staff member.

  • Positions included access officer, NFSA Melbourne office manager, broadcast curator
  • MyTributes.com
  • See a collection of colleagues’ tributes on Film Alert 101.

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