• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6126

Dunne, Claire

(1937 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1937, Dublin Ireland
  • Occupation Actor, Broadcaster, Writer


Claire Dunn emigrated to Australia in 1957 at the age of twenty. She worked as a presenter and occasional actor on television during the 1960s and 1970s. Dunne joined the Radio Ethnic Australia in 1975, which was subsequently incorporated into the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in 1976. During the 1980s Dunne produced and directed Eire san Astrail (Ireland in Australia) on SBS. In 1985-1986 she was a member of the council of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Arts.

Dunne produced an ABC radio programme entitled Poems from prisons during the 1970s and during the 1970s and 1980s Dunne was involved with the peace movement and the United Nations Association of Australia. Dunne has also produced books and worked as an occasional journalist, as well as a television and radio script writer.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Claire Dunne, 1965-1997 [manuscript]