Buttrose, Ita (1942-)

Also known as
Buttrose, Ita Clare (1942-)
Macdonald, Ita (1942-)
Sawyer, Ita (1942-)
Field of activity
Businesswoman, Editor, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist, Television Journalist, Journalist and Author
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35224687
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-487813

Biographies

On 13 June 1988, Ita Buttrose was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the community, particularly in the fields of medical education and health care. In the Queen's Birthday list 1979 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for service to journalism. She became the first woman to be awarded the Harnett Medal for community service and achievements in publishing, journalism, radio and television.

Daughter of: Charles Oswald and Mary Clare (née Rodgers) Buttrose.

Ita Buttrose was the founding editor of Cleo magazine in 1972. She then became editor of the Australian Women's Weekly and later publisher of Australian Consolidated Press Women's Division. A journalist by trade, Ida Buttrose has worked in all forms of media (print, radio and television) during her career.

Before starting her own company Capricorn Publishing, Ita Buttrose was a director of News Ltd, editor-in-chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, columnist and editorial consultant for the Fairfax magazine group and then editor-in-chief of the Sun Herald newspaper.

From 1984-1988, Ita Buttrose chaired the National Advisory Committee on AIDS. She is patron of Women of Vision, World Vision Australia, The University of Third Age, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Australia, Amarant, the National Menopause Foundation, the Sydney Women's Festival, Safety House and National Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

In 1984 she was named Variety Club's Personality of the Year as well as Australasian Academy of Broadcast, Arts and Sciences for the most promising Newcomer to Radio. In 1993 Ita Buttrose was named Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Australian of the Year.

[1] http://www.cew.org.au/view_profile.cfm?member=Ita%20Buttrose accessed 28/10/2002. [2] ibid

  • 17 January 1942 Born daughter of Charles Oswald and Mary Clare (née Rodgers) Buttrose
  • 1970 - 2000 Career in journalism active
  • 1972 - 1975 Founding editor of Cleo
  • 1975 - 1976 Editor of the Australian Women's Weekly
  • 1976 - 1981 Editor-in-chief of the Australian Women's Weekly and of Cleo
  • 1978 - 1981 Director of the K G Murray Leisure Group
  • 16 June 1979 Appointed the Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)
  • 1981 Appointed Board member of News Ltd, Australia
  • 1981 - 1984 Editor-in-chief of the The Daily Telegraph and of the The Sunday Telegraph
  • 1984 - 1987 Broadcaster for Radio 2KY and 2UE, Sydney
  • 1984 - 1988 Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
  • 1984 - 1988 Publishing consultant to Women's Day and Portfolio magazines
  • 1988 Editor-in-chief of The Sun-Herald
  • 1988 - 1994 Chief Executive Officer of Capricorn Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 13 June 1988 Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • 1989 - 1994 Editor of ITA Magazine
  • 1990 - 1994 Director of the Australia Advisory Board
  • 1990 - 1996 Director of the Prudential Corporation Trust Australia
  • 1991 - 1992 Director of Television & Telecasters Pty Ltd
  • 1991 - 1994 Chairman of AIDS Trust Australia
  • 1992 Awarded Hartnett Medal
  • 1992 - 1993 President of Chief Executive Women
  • 1995 - 1996 Broadcaster for Radio 2GB, Sydney
  • 1995 - 1997 President of the National Opera Festival
  • 1995 - 1998 Director of Buttrose and Dominguez Design
  • 1997 TV Panelist for Beauty and the Beast on Foxtel and the Ten Network, Australia
  • 1997 - 1998 Member of the Federal Government Conference for Older Australians
  • 1997 - 1999 Chairman of the Australian Services Nurses' National Memorial Fund
  • 1998 Member of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code Complaints Adjudication Panel
  • 1998 Columnist for Courier Newspaper Group (Sydney)
  • 1998 Director of The Smith Family, Australia
  • 1999 Columnist for The Australian Women's Weekly
  • 2000 GST Customer Advocate for Woolworths Supermarket chain
  • 2000 Director of Terraplanet Ltd
  • 2001 Chairman of Terraplanet Ltd

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

  • (see also) Australian Service Nurses National Memorial

Resources for Ita Buttrose

Selected resources (3)

Australian Women's Register

  1. The Women's Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
    Series: http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/cal-home.html
  2. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
    Series: http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/honours/honours.html
  3. Who's who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [2002]
    Published: Crown Content

Resources by Ita Buttrose (33)

  1. Ita Buttrose : a passionate life
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1998-2012 ]
    At 122 libraries
    Ita Buttrose : a passionate life
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  2. Early edition : my first forty years / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1985-1989 ]
    At 53 libraries
    Early edition : my first forty years / Ita Buttrose
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 66.128)

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  3. Motherguilt : Australian women reveal their true feelings about motherhood / Ita Buttrose and Penny Adams
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2005-2006 ]
    At 96 libraries
    Motherguilt : Australian women reveal their true feelings about motherhood / Ita Buttrose and Penny Adams
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  4. A guide to Australian etiquette : for all occasions, from weddings to work / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 80 libraries
    A guide to Australian etiquette : for all occasions, from weddings to work / Ita Buttrose
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  5. Get in shape / Ita Buttrose & Lee Campbell, photography by Nicholas Wilson
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2007 ]
    At 73 libraries
    Get in shape / Ita Buttrose & Lee Campbell, photography by Nicholas Wilson
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  6. Eating for eye health : the macular degeneration cookbook / Ita Buttrose & Vanessa Jones
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 73 libraries
    Eating for eye health : the macular degeneration cookbook / Ita Buttrose & Vanessa Jones
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  7. Who do you think you are?
    Film Australia
    [ Video : 2007-2012 ]
    At 78 libraries
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  8. Every occasion : the guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At 48 libraries
    Every occasion : the guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
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  9. A guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 1985-1990 ]
    At 46 libraries
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  10. Understanding alzheimer's : the complete Australian guide to the management and prevention of alzheimer's / Professor Ralph Martins ; foreword by Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
    Martins, Ralph
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 62 libraries
    Understanding alzheimer's : the complete Australian guide to the management and prevention of alzheimer's / Professor Ralph Martins ; foreword by Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
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  1. Ita Buttrose : a passionate life
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1998-2012 ]
    At 122 libraries
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  2. Early edition : my first forty years / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1985-1989 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65.848)

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  3. Who do you think you are?
    Film Australia
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  4. Ita Buttrose ; Rosemary Hancock / with Caroline Jones
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Early edition : my first forty years / [Ita Buttrose]
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
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  6. Ita Buttrose address to the National Press Club on 14 November 1984
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Ita Buttrose interviewed by Garry Sturgess for the Garry Sturgess collection
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
    At National Library
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  8. [Speech made at] launch of Ita Buttrose's "Every occasion", Martin Place, Sydney, 22 May 1985 / M.D. Kirby
    Kirby, M. D. (Michael Donald), 1939-
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At NSW AG&J DEPT
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  9. Paper giants : the birth of Cleo
    Southern Star Entertainment Pty. Ltd
    [ Video : 2011-2012 ]
    At 56 libraries
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  10. Portraits of Ita Buttrose and Ruth Ostrow taken at the National Library of Australia, 15 November 2009 / Greg Power
    Power, Greg, 1974-
    [ Photograph : 2009 ]
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    Portraits of Ita Buttrose and Ruth Ostrow taken at the National Library of Australia, 15 November 2009 / Greg Power
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  2. Mary MacKillop : a tribute / edited by Andrew Wilson ; introduction by Ita Buttrose
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  3. Famous pictures from the Weekly / the Australian Women's Weekly ; introduction by Ita Buttrose
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  2. Papers
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  2. Passionate about publishing: Ita Buttrose
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  1. Ita Buttrose resigns
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