ROBIN DALTON

Producer, literary agent, socialite, spy

22 December 1920 – 8 July 2022

  • robin-daltonRobin Dalton, . . . arrived in London from Sydney 76 years ago. Her life would fill three memoirs. The first she wrote at the age of six; the third at 94. (Obituary – SMH)
  • Author of “Aunts up the Cross
  • “Robin Dalton likes the idea of a jolly death” 2013 interview on ABC radio
  • She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013, “for significant service to the film industry as a producer, literary agent and author, and as a mentor to emerging actors and writers”. (Wikipedia)
  • Robin Dalton, discusses her childhood memories, schooling, family and social life growing up in Kings Cross in the 1920s-40s, (link to Oral History interview recorded by by Anni Turnbull held at State Library of NSW.)

STAFFORD GARNER

stafford-garnerABC documentary producer-director; later co-founded Garner-McLennan Films

? – 2022

  • LinkedIn
  • Screen credits on IMDB  
  • Screen Australia ScreenGuide. Personal listings are uploaded to The Screen Guide by the featured individual.

CAROLINE JONES

ABC-TV & Radio journalist & broadcaster

caroline-jones1 January 1938 – 20 May 2022

RICHARD KEYS

November 17, 1937 – July 8, 2022

Film technician, administrator, archivist and more

MARION LEAKE

marian-leakeLifelong supporter of the Australian Cinematographers’ Society

1931 – July 3, 2022

WERNER MEYER

1948 – 2022

werner-meyerProducer, director

  • Werner Meyer was born in 1948 in Kronberg, Germany. He is a director and writer, (IMDB)
  • Werner “Mensch” Meyer was a German-born filmmaker who made his home in Australia from the early 1980s until his death He is best known for his insightful and compassionate work with children. His first feature, The Children from Number 67, won worldwide acclaim, and first brought him to Sydney. . (SMH obituary)

FRANK MOORHOUSE

21 December 1938 – 26 June 2022

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Author, screenwriter

  • Moorhouse was born in Nowra on the NSW South Coast in 1938, and lived his childhood at nearby Jaspers Brush. (Literary giant remembered: ABC obituary)
  • Screenwriter of a number of Australian feature films including Between Wars (IMDB listing)
  • He won major Australian national prizes for the short story, the novel, the essay, and for script writing. (Wikipedia)
  • The author of 18 books, in addition to screenplays and essays, Moorhouse explored the Australian identity through the career of Edith Campbell Berry,. . (Guardian obituary)

CAROL RAYE

17 January 1923 – 19 June 2022

Actor-performer-producer

  • carole-rayeShe received the AM ‘for significant service to the performing arts as an actor and producer’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last weekend, (SMH obituary)
  • She was known for her career, spanning some seven decades from the late 1930s, firstly as a film star and theatre performer in the United Kingdom (Wikipedia)
  • In the early 1960s, her husband’s work took the family to Kenya and Raye ended up working as a producer for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. (Television.au)
  • The Mavis Bramston Show was an immediate ratings hit, gaining almost 60pc of Australia’s television audience.  (Irish Independent) . Watch a clip from the show, preserved by NFSA.
  • NFSA holds an Oral History of Carol Raye interviewed by Nigel Giles.

ROGER SCHOLES

11 December 1950 – 3 June 2022

Producer-director

  • roger-scholesMr Scholes died last week at the age of 71. He was known for being one of the state’s best film-makers and the only Tasmanian to have won a critics’ prize for best director at the Venice Film Festival.(Tribute in Tasmanian Examiner)
  • He worked as a producer, director, writer, script editor, cinematographer, and editor in drama and documentary projects for cinema and television. (Wikipedia)
  • IMDB listing.
  • Roger Scholes Cause of death, Tribute, Obituary (Vibes365)
  • Tribute to Roger Scholes in Tasmanian Parliament
  • NFSA holds an Oral History interview of Roger Scholes conducted by David Noakes

ASHLEY SMITH

? – 2022

Ashley Smith From ABC Gore Hill FB pageABC-TV documentary producer-director, editor

  • A highly experienced Producer/ Director with a background in both Broadcast and Corporate Production with specialist sports experience (The Talent Manager)
  • IMDB listing
  • photo posted by Ashley Smith on 4 June 2020 to the ‘How Good Was ABC, Gore Hill?!!’ Facebook page

RICHARD WALKER

1952 – June 1st, 2022

richard-walkerABC-TV documentary producer-director, cameraman