Noel Monkman

Film director

1896 – 1969

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Who was Noel Monkman?

Noel Monkman was an Australian filmmaker best known for specialising in underwater photography. He was a press photographer in New Zealand before moving to Australia and jointing the Orpheum Theatre orchestra.

He established Australian Educational Films with F.W. Thring, directing a series of educational nature films about the Great Barrier Reef. He later made several documentaries as well as two dramatic feature films. He collaborated throughout his career with his wife Kitty.

He and Kitty lived for a time on Green Island, acting as a volunteer air observer during World War II.

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Born
1896
Died
1969

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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