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Sommer, Eva

Occupation
Journalist and Print Journalist

Summary

Eva Sommer was an inaugural Walkley award winner in 1956 when she was a cadet on the Sydney Sun newspaper. A mystery stowaway had been travelling with other migrants on ships between Europe and Australia but had been unable to land because he could not remember his identity. Sommer, who spoke French and German, interviewed him and helped establish his identity, winning the best news story in the first year of the Walkley award.

Details

Events

c. 1955 - c. 1960
Career in journalism active
1956
Walkley Award (Print) - Best Piece Of Newspaper Reporting, 'The Mystery Stowaway', The Sun (Sydney)

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html; http://fifth.estate.rmit.edu.au/Febo4/best100/05.html [accessed 2007-11-06].

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