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Dindy Belinda Vaughan

Dindy Belinda Vaughan, Australian media company executive. Recipient Alumni award for achievement in community service University Sydney, 1996.


  • Vaughan, Dindy Belinda was born on December 26, 1938 in Sydney, Australia. Daughter of Geoffrey Samuel and Honora Marie Julienne (Duggan) Vaughan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Sydney University, Australia, 1967. Master of Arts, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 1970.


    • Lecturer Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 1973—1974. Contract lecturer Footscray Institute of Technology (now Victoria University of Technology), 1974—1983. Academy assessor Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 1983—1996.

      Director Yanagang Public (formerly Vaughan Willoughby Public), Melbourne, since 1987, Gallery Without Walls, Melbourne, since 1990. Founding tutor Footscray (Australia) Community Arts Center, 1975-1984. Guest lecturer arts Interstate Universities, Adelaide, 1978.

      Community arts officer Nunawading City Council, Melbourne, 1979-1982. Guest composer Utassy Ballet, Nachtmusique Chamber Group, Melbourne, 1984-1996. Researcher, writer Australia Council, Sydney, 1985-1987.

      Board member Dandenong Ranges Cultural Center, Melbourne, 1997.


    • Author: Multiculturalism and the Arts, 1985, Perspective on Visual Arts, 1987, Environmental Action Resource Catalogue, 1990. Editor books on arts and the environment, 1984-1998. Columnist on arts, 1979-1982, 96-2001.

      Composer, public: Out of Home Piano Music and Songs vols. 1 and 2, 1991, Wimmera Quartet Flute and Strings, 1992, Reconciliation Octet, 1996, Kununurra, 1998, Prayer for Restoration of our Rivers, 2001. String quartet Dandenorg Ranges, 2006.

      (Civil Defense) Up the Creek, Discovery Choral Symphony-World Premier, Portlnd, 2008.


    Founding member Croydon Community Service Group, Melbourne, 1974, Community Arts Network, Melbourne, 1975-1984. Founder Burnt Bridge Orchestras, since 1995. Environmental consultant Environment Victoria, Koonung Mullum Forestway Association, Candlebark Community Nursery, Croydon City Council, Melbourne, 1988-2001.

    Instigator, chief co-coordinator Focus on Water, 2005. Member Australian Geography Society, Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Performing Rights Association, University Sydney Alumni Association (life), Sydney University Arts Association (life), Croydon Conservation Society (life), Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Center (life), Melbourne Composers League.



    Bushwalking, planting and regenerating native bushland, recording oral history.

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    Born December 26, 1938
    • 1967
      Sydney University
    • 1970
      Flinders University
    • 1973 - 1974
      Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1974 - 1983
      contract lecturer, Footscray Institute of Technology (now Victoria University of Technology)
    • 1983 - 1996
      academy assessor Deakin University
      Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    • 1987
      director, Yanagang Public (formerly Vaughan Willoughby Public)
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1990
      director, Yanagang Public (formerly Vaughan Willoughby Public)
      Melbourne, Florida, United States