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The man who reinvented the Australian Home

In Black and White with Jen Kelly, 2024

For 43 years William Shum ... showed modern Australians how to dress themselves - and the places they lived. Now his granddaughter, author Sue Walker, joins the show to recount his colourful life.

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William Shum: The original influencer

Herald Sun, 3 May 2024

Before TV, social media and the internet Australians turned to magazines to help define their style. And for 43 years William Shum was one of the titans of print who showed modern Australian's how to live.

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Write Now; Southern FM

Literature, news and guests with Gaytana; Thu 9 May 2024

Sue Walker in discussion with Gaytana Adorna about her new book The Untold Story of William Shum: Editor of Australian Home Beautiful 1926 - 1946

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Sue Walker State Library Fellowship


Creative Fellowship

State Library of Victoria

Sue's honorary fellowship project looked at the unknown story of WA Somerset Shum (Sue's grandfather), who was founding editor of Australian Home Beautiful through the years 1926 to 1946.

Tapestry Workshop


A stitch in time

The Age, 5 April 2004

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop's long time director is saying farewll. Louise Bellamy reports.

Dr Sue Walker


Fruits of the loom

The Age, Voice May 2010

The Founding Director of one of Australia's most successful arts organisations has been awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of Melbourne.



Tapestry Workshop

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is an international leader in contemporary tapestry, collaborating with a diverse range of international & Australian artists to produce exceptional handwoven works of art.

Sue Walker NPG Collection


Sue Walker 1977

National Portrait Gallery

Portrait by Lewis Morley.

Gelatin silver photograph on paper

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