Valerie Taylor OAM

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Instructive and Inspiring Q & A Session with an icon of Australian Geographic, Australian Conservation and Marine Protection

It would take an encyclopedia size entry to describe Valerie’s life and work. Her partnership with husband Ron Taylor produced a prolific body of work and achievement that only ended with Ron’s passing in 2012. Since then Valerie has continued to dive and passionately advocate for the oceans and ocean wild life. She is also an artist and author.

Just some of her awards include –

  • 1992 – Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year
  • 1997 – the jury award for the film Shark Pod at the Antibes Underwater Festival, France
  • 1998 – the Golden Palm Award for the book Blue Wilderness at the 25th World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes, France
  • 2000 – International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
  • 2002 – Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia’s Serventy Conservation Medal
  • 2008 – Australian Geographic Lifetime of Conservation Award
  • 2011 – Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame
  • 2012 – renaming of the newly declared Neptune Islands Group Marine Parksurrounding the Neptune Islands in South Australia to the Neptune Islands Group (Ron and Valerie Taylor) Marine Park

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