Buttrose, Ita (1942-)

Also known as
Buttrose, Ita Clare, (AO, OBE) (1942-)
Buttrose, Ita Clare (1942-)
Macdonald, Ita (1942-)
Sawyer, Ita (1942-)
Field of activity
Businesswoman; Journalist; Author; Editor; Print Journalist; Radio Journalist; Television Journalist
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35426113
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 magazine in 1972. She then became editor of the 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 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] accessed 28/10/2002. [2] ibid

  • Born daughter of Charles Oswald and Mary Clare (née Rodgers) Buttrose
  • Career in journalism active
  • Founding editor of
  • Editor of the
  • Editor-in-chief of the and of
  • Director of the K G Murray Leisure Group
  • Appointed the Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)
  • Appointed Board member of News Ltd, Australia
  • Editor-in-chief of the and of the
  • Broadcaster for Radio 2KY and 2UE, Sydney
  • Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
  • Publishing consultant to and magazines
  • Editor-in-chief of
  • Chief Executive Officer of Capricorn Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Editor of
  • Director of the Australia Advisory Board
  • Director of the Prudential Corporation Trust Australia
  • Director of Television & Telecasters Pty Ltd
  • Chairman of AIDS Trust Australia
  • Awarded Hartnett Medal
  • President of Chief Executive Women
  • Broadcaster for Radio 2GB, Sydney
  • President of the National Opera Festival
  • Director of Buttrose and Dominguez Design
  • TV Panelist for on Foxtel and the Ten Network, Australia
  • Member of the Federal Government Conference for Older Australians
  • Chairman of the Australian Services Nurses' National Memorial Fund
  • Member of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code Complaints Adjudication Panel
  • Columnist for (Sydney)
  • Director of The Smith Family, Australia
  • Columnist for
  • GST Customer Advocate for Woolworths Supermarket chain
  • Director of Terraplanet Ltd
  • Chairman of Terraplanet Ltd

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

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  • (Cultural Artefact) Australian Service Nurses National Memorial

    <p>Chairperson of the Memorial Fund Committee</p>

Resources for Ita Buttrose

Selected resources (5)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Buttrose, Ita Clare
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. The Women's Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content

Resources by Ita Buttrose (37)

  1. Ita Buttrose : a passionate life
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1998-2012 ]
    At 121 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 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 47 libraries
    Early edition : my first forty years / Ita Buttrose
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78.294)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78.294)

  3. A guide to Australian etiquette : for all occasions, from weddings to work / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    Possibly online
    At 96 libraries
    A guide to Australian etiquette : for all occasions, from weddings to work / Ita Buttrose
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  4. Who do you think you are?
    Screen Australia
    [ Video : 2007-2015 ]
    Possibly online
    At 90 libraries
    Who do you think you are?
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  5. Motherguilt : Australian women reveal their true feelings about motherhood / Ita Buttrose and Penny Adams
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2005-2006 ]
    At 82 libraries
    Motherguilt : Australian women reveal their true feelings about motherhood / Ita Buttrose and Penny Adams
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29.227)

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  6. Eating for eye health : the macular degeneration cookbook / Ita Buttrose and Vanessa Jones
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2009-2014 ]
    At 79 libraries
    Eating for eye health : the macular degeneration cookbook / Ita Buttrose and Vanessa Jones
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.77)

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  7. Get in shape / Ita Buttrose & Lee Campbell, photography by Nicholas Wilson
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 2007 ]
    At 69 libraries
    Get in shape / Ita Buttrose & Lee Campbell, photography by Nicholas Wilson
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  8. Every occasion : the guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 40 libraries
    Every occasion : the guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
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  9. 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 80 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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  10. A guide to modern etiquette / Ita Buttrose
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    [ Book : 1985-1990 ]
    At 34 libraries
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  1. Ita Buttrose : a passionate life
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1998-2012 ]
    At 121 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 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 47 libraries
    Early edition : my first forty years / Ita Buttrose
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78.31)

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  3. Who do you think you are?
    Screen Australia
    [ Video : 2007-2015 ]
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  4. Ita Buttrose ; Rosemary Hancock / with Caroline Jones
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Early edition : my first forty years / [Ita Buttrose]
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    At ACT Public Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19.563)

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  6. Ita Buttrose interviewed by Garry Sturgess for the Garry Sturgess collection
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Ita Buttrose address to the National Press Club on 14 November 1984
    Buttrose, Ita, 1942-
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Ita Buttrose address to the National Press Club on 14 November 1984
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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 61 libraries
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  10. Who do you think you are? : the essential guide to tracing your family history / Angelo Loukakis
    Loukakis, Angelo, 1951-
    [ Book : 1900-2008 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 100 libraries
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  2. Official Engagements 31/01/1989-14/06/1989
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    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
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  2. Talking heads : Ita Buttrose
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 2010 ]
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  3. Passionate about publishing: Ita Buttrose
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    Buttrose, Ita
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  4. Mary MacKillop : a tribute / edited by Andrew Wilson ; introduction by Ita Buttrose
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    [ Book : 1995 ]
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    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 29 July 1964 p 12 Article Illustrated
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