The Blue Mountains branch of the ABC Friends will have a stall at the Gnome Festival in Glenbrook on Australia Day.
New Branch Launch in Penrith on Saturday 28th March, 2020.
Helen Grasswill is the dynamic producer behind the ABC’s brilliant and enduring program Australian Story.
ABC Friends Blue Mountains invites you to hear Helen Grasswill speak at the Grand View Hotel, Wentworth Falls. 11 am Saturday 16 November.
Our AGM will be at 10 am. The Grand View offers a great lunch menu, should you decide to stay after 12 noon, when our meeting closes.
Enquiries: Sue 0421 020 610
Helen Grasswill has more than 40 years experience as a journalist, author, editor and television programmaker. She is Australian Story’s longest-serving story producer and was part of the program’s foundation team. Many of Australian Story’s major newsbreaks are among more than 90 stories that she has produced for the program.
Her work has been acknowledged with many awards including the Walkley, peer-voted Logies and the Human Rights Award for Television. Notable stories include Gina Hancock, Hazel Hawke’s revelation that she had Alzheimer’s disease, Kerry Packer speaking about his kidney transplant, Governor General Peter Hollingworth discussing sex abuse in the church and the later two-part program about sex abuse victim Beth Heinrich. Her most recent stories include a moving tribute to Hazel Hawke, a revelatory background story about Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox whose actions helped trigger the Royal Commission into sexual abuse of children in institutions, an exclusive interview with former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks that ran as a one-hour special on ABC1 and the major scoop on the legal appeal of Jeffrey Gilham, who several weeks after the program’s broadcast won his appeal on grounds of miscarriage of justice canvassed in the program.