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Binks, Mary

Occupation
Journalist, Local government councillor and Print Journalist

Summary

Mary Binks won a Walkley Award in 1987 for Best Story in a Provincial Newspaper. The Burnie Advocate ran a series of articles about the Tasmanian logging industry between October 22 1986 and February 2, 1987.

Binks has gone on to play an important role in local government in Tasmania. She served as Mayor of the Devonport council in 2000.

Details

Events

c. 1980 - c. 2000
Career in journalism active
1987
Walkley Award (Print) - Best provincial newspaper story - Published in the Burnie Advocate

Sources used to compile this entry: Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) Media; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales; Women into Local Government: 'You can Make A Difference.', An Information Guide for Women Interested in Standing for Local Government, 2002, http://www.women.tas.gov.au/leadership/wlg_pub.pdf; http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) Media; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Nikki Henningham

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