|Born||Timothy Gibson Bowden|
2 August 1937
|Occupation||Author, radio and television broadcaster and producer, |
|Alma mater||University of Tasmania|
This Day Tonight
Prisoners of War – Australians Under Nippon
Taim Bilong Masta – The Australian Involvement with Papua New Guinea
|Notable awards|| Member of the Order of Australia |
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Tasmania
Timothy Gibson Bowden(born 2 August 1937), is an Australian 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.
The Australian honours and awards system refers to all orders, decorations, and medals, as instituted by Letters patent from the Monarch of Australia and countersigned by the Australian Prime Minister at the time, that have been progressively introduced since 14 February 1975. The Australian honours and awards system excludes all state and local government, and private, issued awards and medals.
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In recognition of service to broadcasting.Member of the Order of Australia
For service as a local radio presenter and as a nationally recognised author.Centenary Medal