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Grasswill, Helen

Occupation
Journalist, Producer and Television Journalist

Summary

Helen Grasswill has more than thirty years of experience as a journalist, author, editor and television program-maker. She was part of the foundation team to produce the Australian Broadcasting Corporation series Australian Story.

In 2005 she won an award for the story 'The Gathering Storm'. The story documented the involvement between a priest and a schoolgirl and his rise to become Australia's most senior Anglican bishop. The case notoriously led to the resignation of Governor-General Peter Hollingworth. Grasswill spent years sourcing documents to verify every claim made by the victim, most of which were not on the public record.

Details

Events

c. 1975 -
Career in journalism active
2005
Walkley Award (Television) - TV Feature, Documentary Or Broadcast Special (More than 20 minutes), 'The Gathering Storm', Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sources used to compile this entry: Grasswill, Helen, The Gathering Storm, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005, http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2005/s1312548.htm; http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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