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Scotter, Sheila Winifred Gordon (1920 - 2012)

AM, MBE

Born
2 December 1920
Calcutta, India
Died
6 April 2012
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Author, Broadcaster and Columnist

Summary

On 8th June 1992, Sheila Scotter was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the Arts, particularly through fundraising. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 13th June 1970 for services to journalism and commerce.

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Events

1949 - 1953
High Fashion Buyer for Myer Melbourne
1953 - 1956
High Fashion Buyer for Georges Melbourne
1956 - 1958
Promotion Director of the marketing division of Joseph Bancroft and Son Wilmington Delaware for Australia and New Zealand
1958 - 1962
Head of the marketing division of Joseph Bancroft and Son Wilmington Delaware for Continental Europe Paris
1962 - 1971
Director of Conde Nast Publications
1962 - 1971
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Living magazine
1962 - 1971
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia
1969 - 1972
Member of the Board of Australian Opera
13 June 1970
Appointed to the Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) for services to journalism and commerce.
1980 - 1983
Member of the Board of the Victorian State Opera
1982 - 1988
Foundation Vice-Chairman of the Victorian State Opera Foundation
1988
Chairman of The Dame Joan Hammond Award
8 June 1992
Appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to The Arts, particularly through fundraising.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Sheila Winifred Gordon Scotter MBE', Courier-Mail, 21 April 2012, p. 94; Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; Woolnough, Damien, 'Vogue Australia queen of style Scotter dies, 91', The Australian, 10 April 2012, p. 3.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Sheila Winnifred Gordon Scotter, author]; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

National Library of Australia, Pictorial Collection

  • Portrait of Sheila Scotter AM MBE, PIC P977/92 LOC Q85; Scotter, Sheila Winifred Gordon (1920 - 2012); National Library of Australia, Pictorial Collection. Details

Anne Heywood

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