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Rodney Seaborn Rodney Seaborn i(A94145 works by) (a.k.a. Rodney Frederick Marsden Seaborn)
Born: Established: 1912 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 17 May 2008 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Rodney Seaborn grew up in Sydney, attending The King's School, Parramatta. He studied law in Sydney before taking up studies in medicine at the University of London. Seaborn specialised in psychiatry and, returning to Australia, set up practice in Macquarie Street, Sydney. In 1956 he founded Alanbrook Private Psychiatric Hospital.

In 1986 Seaborn established the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation. One of the Foundation's earliest acts was to purchase the Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, thereby ensuring the survival of Griffin Theatre (q.v.). Over subsequent decades the Foundation supported a range of theatre and arts organisations including Belvoir Street the Australian National Playwrights' Centre and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) (qq.v).

Seaborn was a life governor of NIDA and in 2006 received a lifetime achievement award at the Sydney Theatre Awards.

(Source: 'Just Outside the Limelight' by Jacqui Taffel, Sydney Morning Herald, 18-19 March 2006)

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Personal Awards

2006 recipient Sydney Theatre Awards Lifetime Achievement
1998 Order of Australia Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) For service to the performing arts through the establishment of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walfrod Foundation offering philanthropic support to rejuvenate old theatre facilities to continue the development of Australian drama and theatre.
1976 The Order of the British Empire Officer of the Order of the British Empire Civil Community and medicine
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