The Walkley Awards were established in 1956 by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley. Awards were made in five categories, all of which rewarded excellence in print journalism.
Over the years, the Walkleys have expanded to encompass broadcast and digital journalism, as well as recognising and rewarding innovation. A two-tier judging system, modelled on the methods used to award the Pulitzer Prize, was introduced.
Walkley Award-winning stories have chronicled Australia’s history, people and events. There are now 34 categories, including the Gold Walkley Award.
The awards are officially entitled The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
Source: http://www.walkleys.com/walkley-awards Sighted: 29/11/2013.
'In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go to move forward with their lives. Courageously, the contributors delve deep into how these experiences made them feel, what the personal cost was and why they may have chosen to remain quiet until now.
'In a time when bragging about sexual assault doesn’t preclude being elected President of the United States, women must stand together and speak out against violence against women. Unbreakable shows that every woman, no matter her success, has a story, and that together we are stronger.
'In Jane Caro’s words:
I want to pass on courage and hope to women who have also gone through such things by all of us speaking up about our own experiences. These things do not need to either define us or destroy us. We can find the strength to move forward, and this book shows how successful women have done just that.
'Contributors include Kathy Lette, Mariam Veiszadeh, Tracey Spicer, Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Rebecca Lim, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Susan Wyndham, Andie Fox, Dee Madigan, Catherine Fox, Zora Simic, Nina Funnell, Sandra Levy, Polly Dunning and Jacinda Woodhead, with a foreword by Tanya Plibersek.' (Publication summary)
'Four years ago I moved with no great enthusiasm and a troubled child to Logan City, one of Australia's ten poorest urban areas...'
'First Footprints tells the story of the original pioneers for all humankind, a history that began in Australia tens of thousands of years before modern humans reached America or Europe. The series draws on the collective memory of Indigenous Australians, the latest archaeological discoveries and the rich record of over 30 million prehistoric painted and etched rocks. Along with evocative recreations, elegant CGI, grand landscape and a wealth of rare archival footage the series will expand our ideas. Sweeping from 60,000 years ago to 1788, each episode begins and ends with a cataclysmic event that transforms life in Australia.' (Source: TROVE)