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BUY Helen O’Neill’s critically acclaimed and beautiful book Daffodil – Biography of a Flower here

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Helen O’Neill’s Daffodil – Biography of a Flower wins the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize as a finalist for the prestigious NIB: Waverley Library Award for Literature … 
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Saturday March 25 Helen is a panelist at the 2017 Creative Non-Fiction Festival, organised by NSW Writers’ Centre in Sydney. Details here.

Saturday March 18 & Sunday March 19 Helen O’Neill appears at at Thriplow Daffodil Weekend in East Anglia –  Britain’s most exciting daffodil event with up to 10,000 visitors. here

Saturday March 11, 10.30am-12.30pm Helen does a special book signing at Rowan Garden Centre, Gorelands Ln, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB. Free event. Details here

Saturday September 10 & Sunday September 11 – Rydal Daffodil Festival plays host to Helen O’Neill.

3 September, 2016 Special Book Signing at Kyneton Daffodil Festival’s Spring Flower Show, Victoria. 

August 2016 – Reader’s Digest magazine makes Daffodil – Biography of a Flower its cover story, and runs an exclusive, edited extract. Read it here.

June 29, 2016, 12.03pm-1.30pm. Helen O’Neill appears at Sydney’s SMSA to talk about the story of the Daffodil. Details here

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Helen O’Neill gives a glimpse into her new book in ‘A Touch of Gold’ for the Weekend Fin section of the Australian Financial Review 

Recent articles include revealing profiles of ‘Jessica Jones’ star Rachael TaylorJustin Hemmes, the entrepreneurial CEO of Merivale, Los Angeles-based artist Paul Davies, and Melbourne painter Matthew Quick, whose brush with cancer prompted an entire life review.

Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.31.38 AMMonday, May 2, 6.30pm Helen O’Neill gives a special talk at Ashfield Library, on Daffodil – Biography of a Flower. 

Thursday, April 21, 6.30pm  The Nib: Waverley Library Award for Literature presents Helen O’Neill in conversation with Suzanne Leal. Waverley Library, Bondi Junction.

Wednesday, April 13, 6pm Helen O’Neill appears at My Bookshop in Melbourne’s Toorak, in conversation with architect and garden designer David Wilkinson, to talk about Daffodil – Biography of a Flower.

Wednesday, April 6 Helen O’Neill appears at North Sydney’s Stanton Library to talk about Daffodil – Biography of a Flower.

Saturday 7 November Helen O’Neill appears at the Creative Non-Fiction Festival 2015. Venue, organised by NSW Writers’ Centre. 

12 September Children’s writer Andy Griffiths is Australia’s fastest selling author ever – but how on earth did he do it? Helen O’Neill has lunch with him for The Australian Financial Review and finds out. 

7-9 August Helen O’Neill appears at the 2015 Bendigo Writers Festival. Sessions include ‘The Heart of the Matter’ and ‘Design for the Good Life’ in which she talks to pioneering sustainable landscaper Phillip Johnson (photographed with O’Neill below right). Johnson made history in 2013 by designing the first Australian entry ever to win ‘Best in Show’ at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, considered the Olympics of the horticulture world. 

BWF Philip Johnson session do up

Monday July 6 A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler by Helen O’Neill is shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography Awards, Australia’s pre-eminent prize for biographical writing and memoir. The judges describe her book as a ‘resonant, entertaining and important biography … an impressive portrait of a singular human being’. Full details here.

Berkelouw 2Saturday May 23 Helen O’Neill chairs a special Sydney Writers’ Festival session ‘The Lives of the Artists‘ with fellow authors Eric Jensen (writer of Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen), Scott Bevan (Bill: The Life of William Dobell) and Martin Edmond (Battarbee and Namatjira).

Sunday 19 April Sunday Life magazine (and Fairfax online) publishes Helen O’Neill’s profile of Latika Bourke, journalist and author. It begins, ‘Latika Bourke is close to tears, but at the same time she is smiling. It is 9.30am on a blue Sydney day, and as the 31-year-old political journalist sits in a harbour-view hotel discussing her memoir, From India with Love, it’s clear a reservoir of complex emotions is not far away.’

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Wednesday 1 April 
Helen O’Neill gives a special talk on the behind-the-scenes story of what it took to create her book David Jones’ 175 Years at Margaret Martin Library in Randwick. 

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Saturday 14 March & Sunday 15 March Helen O’Neill appears with other creatives at Signature Prints’ Blume Festival, a celebration of art and design. This chance to get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes peek at one of Australia’s most celebrated artisanal print workshops attracts hundreds of people.

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March 2015  – Fairfax Media publishes Helen O’Neill’s obituary of the late John Hemmes, and a separate article that begins: “Last year the Hemmes’ family invited me to capture the life story of its patriarch, John Hemmes, the head of Merivale Group and one of Australia’s most remarkable businessmen.” Read the full story here.

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Sunday January 26 – The Sunday Telegraph‘s travel section Escape publishes The five-storey 'Le Cube Orange’ designed by Jakob+MacFarlane, in Lyon's Confluence districtLe Secrets of Lyon‘ by Helen O’Neill, on France’s other city of light and its new ‘architecture lab’. Article profiles buildings such as the five-storey Le Cube Orange in Lyon’s Confluence district, designed by JAKOB + MACFARLANE (right).

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Thursday December 11 Businessman turned sailor David Pescud wins the National Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal for his extraordinary work with disabled children. SIGNED COPIES of Life Without Limits – the David Pescud story by Helen O’Neill are available from honeill@bigpond.com

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Saturday November 29 – Helen O’Neill discusses Florence Broadhurst at a special, hands-on, silk screen printing workshop. Location: Signature Prints’ in Rosebery, NSW. Australians can buy the deluxe edition of O’Neill’s beautiful biography Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives online here. In the USA, UK and elsewhere in the world buy online here. IMG_0023

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Thursday 27 November – Helen O’Neill joins the Board of Copyright Agency. Read ’40 Years of Standing Up for Australian Creators’, her update on the Agency’s pioneering history, here.

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Saturday 18 October – Helen O’Neill chairs a panel discussion with Anna Valdinger, publisher, Dr Jeanine Leane Wiradjuri Woman, poet, and Elena Gomez, editor, at The Society of Women Writers NSW’s inaugural Dare To Be An Author’ festival  – State Library NSW, Sydney. 

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10309140_930426263635388_6272743093625371223_nSunday 25 August – Helen O’Neill appears with Penelope Seidler at a special Sydney Jewish Writers Festival event to discuss the architect Harry Seidler’s life and legacy. 

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July 2014 –  A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler by Helen O’Neill is short-listed for the Australian Book Design Awards.

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24 May to 31 August, 2014 – Max Dupain, the ‘Paris Private’ series. A unique and beautiful portfolio of images by Max Dupain, Australia’s most famous photographer, unearthed during Helen O’Neill’s research for A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler goes on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Admission free. Details here.  

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Sunday 25 May Unauthorised Biography – Sydney Writers’ Festival. When you write a biography of a high-profile figure, how important is it to have their approval? Having tackled some of the biggest names in Australia – Rupert Murdoch, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and George Pell – Paul Barry, Andrew Burrell and David Marr talk to Helen O’Neill about the processes and challenges they faced.

HarrySeidler Cover _3DSunday 25 MayFashion Icons – Sydney Writers’ Festival. Fashion. Style. Influence. Designer Florence Broadhurst had it. Bewitching society icon Sheila Chisholm had it. So does Australia’s iconic department store David Jones and Colin McDowell, one of the world’s top fashion commentators. Colin appears with Helen O’Neill and Robert Wainwright to discuss the highs and lows of hemlines and fame with Steven Gale. 

Friday 23 May Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision – Sydney Writers’ Festival. Sydney Living Museums’ Assistant Director and award-winning author Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, in conversation with Helen O’Neill about the story behind O’Neill’s latest biography A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Thursday 22 May Seidler’s Legacy – Sydney Writers’ Festival, 10-11am. Harry Seidler’s biographer Helen O’Neill, his life partner Penelope Seidler and self-proclaimed modern architecture tragic Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross discuss the architect’s life and times, his buildings and incredible legacy. Chair: Fenella Kernebone.  

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Monday March 24, 2014 Author Helen O’Neill appears at The Sydney Institute, 41 Philip Street, Sydney, to deliver a keynote presentation on the ideas and issues raised by the subject of her latest biography – ‘Harry Seidler’s Sydney Vision’. 

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Friday March 21, 2014 Helen O’Neill presents ‘Shaping Sydney: Harry Seidler’ at Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay with architect John Curro. 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 Helen O’Neill delivers a special presentation about Florence Broadhurst at the Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney. 

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Monday November 25, 2013, 1-2pm Helen O’Neill, author of the new, beautifully designed biography A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler (published by HarperCollins, $49.99) appears at Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, to discuss architect Harry Seidler’s life and work. 

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Florence Broadhurst tableSaturday November 23, 2013 Helen O’Neill joins Paulene Graham, who worked with Australia’s remarkable designer Florence Broadhurst in the 1970s, and Signature Prints’ Helen Lennie for a special, hands-on, Broadhurst printing workshop at Signature Prints’ in Rosebery. Australians can buy the new, deluxe edition of O’Neill’s beautiful biography Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives online here.

In the USA buy online here

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Wednesday November 20, 2013 Helen O’Neill appears at Avid Reader bookstore in West End, Brisbane, in conversation with landscape architect Amalie Wright about A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler, O’Neill’s biography of the remarkable Australian architect. Tuesday 19 November, 2013, 6.30pm Berkelouw Bookshop in Paddington, Sydney, hosts Helen O’Neill for a talk and audience Q & A on A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler. Tuesday 12 November, 2013, 12.30pm Helen O’Neill discusses A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler (published by HarperCollins, $49.99) at Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts.

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Monday 11 November, 2013 Fran Kelly, host of ABC’s Radio National Breakfast show, interviews Helen O’Neill about her Harry Seidler biography A Singular Vision. Listen in here.

Helen O'Neill and Sandcastles' host Peter Colquhoun

Helen O’Neill and Sandcastles’ host Peter Colquhoun

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Wednesday November 6, 2013 Helen O’Neill, author of A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler (published by HarperCollins, $49.99), is interviewed about the fascinating architect by Peter Colquhoun on Sandcastles, which screens on Channel 7two.

The interview takes place at Harry Seidler’s dramatic, cliff-top house in the NSW Southern Highlands. O’Neill and Colquhoun are pictured in situ left.

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AFR Dupain and SeidlerSaturday November 2, 2013 Good Weekend (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) runs ‘Master of the Arts’ – an exclusive extract from Helen O’Neill’s biography A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler.

On the same day in The Australian Financial Review Helen O’Neill reveals how her research for A Singular Vision unearthed a unique portfolio of images by Max Dupain, Australia’s most famous photographer. The AFR runs the story as cover of its WeekendFin section and publishes a page three news story heralding O’Neill’s find. The ‘Paris Private’ Dupain portfolio is featured in A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler and will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW in May 2014.

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Thursday October 31, 2013 Art expert Edmund Capon, AM, OBE launches A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler by Helen O’Neill at a gala event held in the Seidler Apartment at Milsons Point, Sydney. 

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Helen Lennie, Paulene Graham, David Lennie & Helen O'Neill

Helen Lennie, Paulene Graham, David Lennie & Helen O’Neill

Saturday October 19, 2023 Signature Prints, the Sydney home of Florence Broadhurst, runs a ‘back to basics’ silkscreen printing afternoon featuring speakers Paulene Graham, who worked with the late designer, Helen Lennie from Signature Prints, and Broadhurst biographer Helen O’Neill. Everybody gets a chance to do their own silkscreening, including O’Neill – photographed above creating a print of Broadhurst’s iconic Japanese Floral design.

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Sunday October 13, 2013 Helen O’Neill’s revealing profile of LA-based actor/writer Tasma Walton runs as the cover of The Sun-Herald & Sunday Age’s magazine Sunday Life. 

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Sunday October 6, 2013 Author Helen O’Neill writes about her brush with breast cancer.

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HarrySeidler Cover _3DTantalising glimpses emerge of A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler by Helen O’Neill, to be published by HarperCollins in November 2013 as the upcoming biography becomes available for presale here and is featured as a HarperCollins pre-Christmas highlight here

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Monday September 16, 2013 ABC Radio’s Trevor Chappell discusses the art, history and drama of retail with Helen O’Neill (who is in Vienna) on his ‘Overnights’ show. Listen in here.

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September, 2013 Reader’s Digest magazine publishes Helen O’Neill’s article on Artificial Intelligence – ‘Rise of the Machines’. ‘Imagine a world where computers are smart enough to write their own programs, and take charge not only of their own future but of ours as well’, it begins.

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david-jones-175-cover-high-res-copy.jpgThursday August 15, 2013 David Jones’ 175 Years by Helen O’Neill (pictured right) is long-listed for The Nib: Waverley Library Award for Literature.

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Saturday August 10, 2013 Described by The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald’s weekend Traveller section as a ‘design identity’, Helen O’Neill adds a different dimension when canvassed for favourite travel experiences alongside architect Chris Johnson, National Gallery of Victoria curator Laurie Benson, Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art acting director Michael Snelling, and designers Aurelio Costarella and Camilla Franks

‘I love unexpected underground architectural drama,’ O’Neill tells journalist Rachael Oakes-Ash. ‘Think Hobart’s subterranean masterpiece Mona [Museum of Old and New Art] and England’s extraordinary Westminster tube station, where Escher meets Blade Runner in central London’s deepest void.’ Read more here.

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August, 2013 Australia’s Reader’s Digest magazine publishes ‘The Write Stuff’ by Helen O’Neill, an article about the power and beauty of writing by hand. Interviewees include New Zealand calligrapher Daniel Reeve, whose work appears in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and Britain’s Donald Jackson, the 75-year-old scribe to the Queen who spent 13 years hand-penning an entire illuminated Bible. Communicating with nib and ink is ‘a breath, a heartbeat’ he tells O’Neill.

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AFR's Weekend Fin 27-28 July 2013, p46-47

AFR’s Weekend Fin 27-28 July 2013 p46-47

Saturday July 27, 2013 The Weekend Fin section of The Australian Financial Review publishes ‘The Stunning Success of a Failed Artist’, Helen O’Neill’s article on the new book No Other Man, No Other Store by Jenny Cullen. Of this biography of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, the colourful, long-time David Jones chairman and a passionate amateur painter, O’Neill observes: ‘Airing [Lloyd Jones’s] paintings in book form marks … possibly the beginning of a re-evaluation – of a retailer with an artist’s soul.’

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Friday July 26, 2013 The Sydney Morning Herald publishes The Modernist, Helen O’Neill’s profile of art patron and architect Penelope Seidler, as the cover story of its monthly glossy the(sydney)magazine‘s August issue. “I’m a bit of an addict,” Seidler reveals. “Art is a drug. Once you get it you can’t leave it alone.”

…. Friday July 26, 2013 at 10am … Helen O’Neill appears at Woollahra Council’s July ‘Tea Talk’ – to discuss the subject of her biography Florence Broadhurst – Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives. Read more here

Helen O'Neill at signing desk

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Saturday July 20, 2013 Helen O’Neill, author of David Jones’ 175 Years, is the inaugural speaker at the inaugural Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival held at Sydney’s historic Women’s Club. The line-up also includes Wild Girl author Kate Forsyth, Olympian and novelist Lisa Forrest and 2013’s Australian of the Year – author, journalist and businesswoman Ita Buttrose

Broadhurst as seen in Flower magazine, Summer 2013 edition

Broadhurst as seen in Flower magazine, Summer 2013 edition

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Helen O’Neill is interviewed about Florence Broadhurst for its Summer 2013 issue America’s Flower magazine.  “It was only when my book [Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives] came out in the USA that I fully realized how vividly women related to Florence and her determination to triumph over adversity,” O’Neill tells Flower magazine. “If ever there was a self-made woman, Florence Broadhurst was it.”

In Australia the June/July 2013 issue of Australian Traveller magazine publishes Helen O’Neill’s account of travelling on the Oosterdam, an art deco Holland America Line cruise liner. Read more here.

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Saturday June 22 & Sunday June 23, 2013     Supanova, the fantasy/sci fi/pop culture extravaganza hits Sydney. Top talent includes Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder, Margot Kidder (Superman), Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, Star Trek), David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff, Eve Myles (Torchwood), Australian Society of Author writers/illustrators publicising their books and supporting the ASA – including graphic novel illustrator Peter Fairfax, Grymm author Keith Austin, author/journalist Helen O’Neill and graphic novelist Bruce Mutard, fresh back from his latest US tour.

David Pescud and Helen O'Neill

David Pescud and Helen O’Neill

Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan

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Saturday June 22, 2013 Amidst discussions on releasing an e-book version of O’Neill’s first biography Life Without Limits, about the life of inspirational sailor and dyslexic David Pescud, Sailors With DisAbilities (the organisation Pescud founded) celebrates 10 years since its record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia.

SWD patron Ian Kiernan, who launched the Clean Up Australia campaign, speaks at the event at Sydney’s Cruising Yacht Club of Australia …

… Under the headline ‘Vivid tale of what’s in store’ journalist Daphne Guinness reviews O’Neill’s latest book David Jones’ 175 Years for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times. ‘Surprisingly, for a book written with management approval, she includes all the scandals and secrets’ Guinness observes.

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Helen O'Neill at HarperCollins Sales Conference June 20, 2013Thursday June 20, 2013 HarperCollins Books Australia holds its annual sales conference. Speakers include journalist Joe Hildebrand, author and socialite Blanche D’Alpuget, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and, pictured (right) on the topic of her upcoming book A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler, Helen O’Neill.

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Helen O'Neill at DJs signingSaturday June 15, 2013 Helen O’Neill appears on Level 7, the 175 Exhibition Level, at David Jones’ flagship store in Elizabeth Street, Sydney, to sign copies of David Jones’ 175 Years.

She is pictured (left) in front of a William Dobell portrait of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones – patron of the arts, reluctant retailer and David Jones chairman from 1920 to 1958.

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Authors in the ToxtethThursday June 13, 2013 A panel of authors appear ‘In Conversation’ at Glebe’s Toxteth Hotel. From left to right – Persephone Nicholas, Libby Harkness, Keith Austin, Mark Juddery and Helen O’Neill – moderated by fellow author Bianca Nogrady (far left) and introduced by Pam Hewitt (standing).

Audience of journalists, authors and would-be authors is joined by Angelo Loukakis, Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors. Discussion covers everything from e-books and self-publishing to the merits of agents, how to publicise your book and where to now for writers in the digital age. Photo by Fran Molloy who also provided a live twitter-stream of the event.

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Sunday June 9, 2013 Sunday Life magazine (The Sun-Herald) runs Helen O’Neill’s article about ‘Alpha Females‘ … and … The Sun-Herald’s event planner recommends David Jones’ Sydney exhibition and Helen O’Neill’s book.

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Naomi Scezny, Anne Sassoon & Helen O'Neill at DJs High Tea June 16, 2013 Saturday June 8, 2013 Helen O’Neill appears at David Jones’ flagship store in Elizabeth Street, Sydney, to sign copies of David Jones’ 175 Years. She is pictured here in the David Jones’ 175 anniversary photo booth with Naomi Scezny, left, and Naomi’s mother Anne Sassoon, middle, both of whom have worked at David Jones.

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May/June 2013  First review of David Jones’ 175 Years by Helen O’Neill is published in The Australian Women’s Weekly (June 2013 issue). ‘A fabulous window on a store so iconic it is known only by its acronym DJs’ it begins. 

Vogue Australia’s June 2013 issue runs an exclusive extract from the book.

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Friday May 31, 2013 Helen O’Neill appears at David Jones’ flagship store in Elizabeth Street, Sydney, to sign copies of David Jones’ 175 Years.

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Saturday May 25, 2013 David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition launches at its Elizabeth Street, Sydney, store. Dates announced for Helen O’Neill’s in-store signings of the book David Jones’ 175 Years – Friday 31st May 4pm-7pm, Saturday 8th June 1pm-3pm, Saturday 15th June 1pm-3pm.

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Helen O'Neill by Belinda Rolland Thursday May 23, 2013 Gala evening at David Jones’ flagship Elizabeth Street store in Sydney to celebrate the store’s 175th anniversary. O’Neill (wearing false eyelashes and a Rachel Gilbert gown thanks to Tina Colacicco from DJs’ Personal Shopping department) pictured at left. Image by photographer Belinda Rolland.

Those at the black tie event include: NSW Governor Marie Bashir; NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell; members of the Lloyd Jones family; international models Megan Gale and Jessica Gomes; Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose; singer Delta Goodrem; designers such as Akira Isogawa, Carla Zampatti, Alex Perry and Trent Nathan; journalists including ‘DJs baby’ Paul Sheehan (his parents met while working at David Jones), Edwina McCann, Kirstie Clements, Marion Hume, Melissa Hoyer, Campbell Reid and Georgina Safe; artist Benja Harney; TV personalities Kerry-Anne Kennerley, Georgie Gardner and Charlotte Dawson; NewSouth Publishing’s Elspeth Menzies, Kathy Bail and Di Quick; representatives from Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum; a host of David Jones executives including Chairman Peter Mason, CEO Paul Zahra and Creative Director Andrew Henderson, and sports stars such as rugby league footballer Anthony Minichiello (present with designer Terri Biviano) and Olympian Stephanie Rice.

In the ensuing coverage The Sydney Morning Herald‘s Andrew Hornery notes that Helen O’Neill’s book David Jones’ 175 Years ‘offers an extraordinary glimpse into the David Jones institution’.

Helen O'Neill with Megan Gale, right, and Paul Zahra, left

Helen O’Neill at David Jones’ Staff Morning Tea with Megan Gale, left, and Paul Zahra, right.

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Wednesday May 22, 2013 Helen O’Neill appears on stage (pictured right) with David Jones CEO Paul Zahra and brand ambassador Megan Gale at David Jones’ Elizabeth Street store, Sydney, in front of 800 staff members.

Across the country every David Jones staff member with over 12 months’ service is given a copy of David Jones’ 175 Years as the department store upholds a long-standing tradition of celebrating a significant birthday with a gift to its staff.

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Tuesday May 21, 2013 In NSW Parliament Liberal Member for Londonderry Bart Bassett calls for safer Railcorp escalators following a Daily Telegraph article about David Jones having replaced its own escalators after a guide dog’s paw got caught in them, a fact revealed in O’Neill’s latest book David Jones’ 175 Years.

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Thursday May 16, 2013 Helen O’Neill is interviewed by the Australian Financial Review after visiting ‘Bespoke’ at the Sydney Opera House.

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Wednesday May 15, 2013 Fenella Kernebone talks to Helen O’Neill on ABC Radio National’s By Design. Listen in here.

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Sunday May 12, 2013 The Sunday Telegraph runs a feature on David Jones’ 175 anniversary, and Helen O’Neill’s book.

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Saturday May 11, 2013 Helen O’Neill is welcomed on to the Australian Society of Authors’ Board of Directors.

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A spread from David Jones' 175 Years: Fashion by Max Dupain (left) and featuring Megan Gale (right).

A spread from David Jones’ 175 Years: Fashion by Max Dupain (left) and featuring Megan Gale (right).

Friday April 25, 2013 In conversation with ABC Radio National’s Fran Kelly on the Breakfast show – listen in here.

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Thursday April 23, 2013 David Jones’ 175 Years by Helen O’Neill is published by NewSouth Books.

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Thursday April 18, 2013 As Florence Broadhurst designs begin to be licensed out to companies across Australia and further afield Helen O’Neill, author of Florence Broadhurst – Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives, helps textile company Rapee launch its upcoming Broadhurst range at The Ivy in Sydney.

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Thursday April 4, 2013 The Sydney Morning Herald previews David Jones’ 175 Years

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Designer Andrew Henderson and author Helen O'Neill

Our book: Creative director and designer Andrew Henderson with author Helen O’Neill

Wednesday April 3, 2013 Vogue Australia previews Helen O’Neill’s latest book David Jones’ 175 Years.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013 Sneak media preview of David Jones’ 175 Years, introduced by David Jones CEO Paul Zahra, is held for select members of the press in a private suite at David Jones’s Elizabeth Street store in Sydney.

In attendance also Kathy Bail and Elspeth Menzies from NewSouth Books, and Andrew Henderson, creative director of David Jones and the designer of David Jones’ 175 Years, pictured left with author Helen O’Neill.

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Tuesday April 2, 2013 First airmailed advance copies of David Jones’ 175 Years by Helen O’Neill arrive at NewSouth Books. Very exciting, and just in time …

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Flo Bro delux editionThursday March 14, 2013 Florence Broadhurst officially becomes part of the ‘Women in Woollahra‘ oral history project after Helen O’Neill assists its curators in their research.

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Thursday January 24, 2013 David Jones’ 175 Years goes to the printers. Edits have been finalised, design finessed, images (and there are many) sourced and captions finished, thanks to Melita Rogowsky and Henry Barrkman. It is done!

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Saturday January 5, 2013 Stephen Romei, Literary Editor of The Australian, notes a ‘promising’ looking title to be published mid-year by NewSouth Books – David Jones’ 175 Years by Helen O’Neill – in his article about ‘books to read in 2013’.

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Late 2012 Wish magazine in The Australian newspaper lists Helen O’Neill’s book on David Jones as one of its predicted ‘Hits of 2013’.

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