Tim Bowden

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Tim Bowden
Born (1937-08-02) 2 August 1937 (age 76)
Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation Author, radio and television broadcaster and producer,
oral historian
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Period 1970s–1990s
Genres History
Notable work(s) Backchat
This Day Tonight
Prisoners of War - Australians Under Nippon
Taim Bilong Masta - The Australian Involvement with Papua New Guinea
Notable award(s) Member of the Order of Australia
Centenary Medal
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Tasmania

Tim Bowden, AM (born 2 August 1937), is an author, radio and television broadcaster and producer, and oral historian. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania, and studied at the University of Tasmania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Bowden's work has included hosting the Australian Broadcasting Corporation program Backchat (1986–1994), producing This Day Tonight during the 1970s, and founding the ABC's Social History Unit. His other productions include Prisoners of War - Australians Under Nippon and the 24-part series Taim Bilong Masta - The Australian Involvement with Papua New Guinea.

During the 1990s he produced several notable documentaries on Australian research in the Antarctic.

Books[edit]

  • Changi Photographer
  • One Crowded Hour
  • Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman
  • The Backchat Book
  • The Way My Father Tells It – The Story of An Australian Life
  • Antarctica And Back In Sixty Days
  • The Silence Calling – Australians in Antarctica 1947-97
  • Penelope Goes West – On the Road from Sydney to Margaret River and Back
  • Penelope Bungles to Broome
  • Spooling Through – An Irreverent Memoir
  • This Can’t Happen to Me! – Tackling Type 2 Diabetes
  • No Tern Unstoned – Musings At Breakfast
  • The Devil in Tim – Travels in Tasmania
  • Aunty’s Jubilee! – Celebrating 50 years of ABC-TV
  • Down Under in the Top End – Penelope Heads North

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BOWDEN, Timothy Gibson". It's an Honour. Canberra, Australia: Honours Secretariat, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 10 June 1994. Retrieved 7 February 2013. "In recognition of service to broadcasting."  Member of the Order of Australia
  2. ^ "BOWDEN, Tim". It's an Honour. Canberra, Australia: Honours Secretariat, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 1 January 2001. Retrieved 7 February 2013. "For service as a local radio presenter and as a nationally recognised author."  Centenary Medal