Thursday, 26 February 2015

2015 International Women's Day Address - Helene Chung

Contact: Pat McConville, University of Tasmania
p: 6226 2521   e:

Date: Wed. 11 March    RSVP: Tues. 10 March 2015
Location: Sandy Bay

Intended Audience: Teachers

Helene Chung will give the 2015 International Women's Day Address at the University of Tasmania, entitled 'Chinese Tasmanian Heritage: Women Past, Present and Future'.

Helene Chung, a former ABC Beijing correspondent, was the first non-white reporter on Australian TV and the first female posted abroad by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A fourth-generation Chinese Tasmanian, she is the author of Shouting from China, Gentle John My Love My Loss, Lazy Man in China and Ching Chong China Girl.

She has reported from Hong Kong, China, London and Cairo and freelanced for the BBC, CBS, NPR and Hong Kong radio. Born in Hobart, Helene attended St Mary's College and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Master of Arts in history.

International Women's Day is marked on 8 March every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.