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Fellowship: Excellence in the performing arts Availability: Annually Region: Offered Nationally

Dame Roma Mitchell served the Churchill Trust since its inception in 1965 as a member of the South Australian Selection Committee, Director, National Chairman, National President and was Patron at the time of her death in March 2000.

Dame Roma contributed personally to the award of Churchill Fellowships during her time with the Trust and as a result of a generous donation from her Estate the Trust created a Churchill Fellowship in her name to be awarded in perpetuity.

A Woman of Many Firsts

In 1934, Dame Roma Mitchell was admitted to the bar and in 1962 became Australia’s first women QC. From 1965 until 1983, she served as Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia. From 1991 until 1996, she served as Governor of South Australia, the first woman Governor in Australia. She was the Chancellor of the University of South Australia from 1983 until 1990. From 1981 until 1986 she was Chairman of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission and was the Member of the Council for the Order of Australia from 1981 until 1990. In 1982 she was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). In 1991 she was awarded an AC (Companion of the Order of Australia). On 1 January 2000, Dame Roma was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, receiving her honour directly from The Queen.



Fellow Year Category Media
Simone Slattery, Simone 2018
Rafael Karlen Gelli, Rafael 2015 Arts - Performing
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Luke Dollman, Luke 2013 Arts - Performing
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Sarena Wegener, Sarena 2012 Arts - Performing
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Nicholas PARNELL, Nicholas 2011 Arts - Performing
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Gabriella SMART, Gabriella 2010 Arts - Performing
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Nicholas BOCHNER, Nicholas 2009 Arts - Performing
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Tristram WILLIAMS, Tristram 2008 Arts - Performing
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Alexis KENNY, Alexis 2007 Arts - Performing
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Lana MARTINO-SMITH, Lana 2006 Arts - Performing
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Heather BARMAN, Heather 2005 Arts - Performing
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Graham LIESCHKE, Graham 2004 Arts - Performing
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Dimity SHEPHERD, Dimity 2003 Arts - Performing
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Leanne SULLIVAN, Leanne 2002 Arts - Performing
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Narelle FRENCH, Narelle 2002 Arts - Performing
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Angela BLACK, Angela 2001 Arts - Performing
Mark GAYDON, Mark 2000 Arts - Performing
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Bernadette CONLON, Bernadette 1999 Arts - Performing
Elowyn LEONARD, Elowyn 1998
Douglas McNICOL, Douglas 1997 Arts - Performing
Tania DE JONG AM, Tania 1996 Arts - Performing
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Joanna COLE, Joanna 1995 Arts - Performing
Tobias COLE, Tobias 1994 Arts - Performing
David DOCKERY, David 1993 Arts - Performing