Meet Our Team

Robyn Elliott - Vice-President

At the age of 16, Robyn became the first cadet journalist for the Bowral newspaper Southern Highland News, later working for other country newspapers. Her articles appeared in several women’s magazines, including Women’s Weekly and Woman’s Day, plus Christian magazines On Being, Wholeness magazine and The Deacon’s Treasure

A community radio presenter for 33 years, Robyn hosted breakfast shows, Drive Time, Classics programs and an hour-long program of sacred music. She was a member of the Board of Highland FM for several years. She also worked for Southern Highland Tourist Office for three years, as co-editor of a tourist newspaper, The Highland Way, which eventually became a glossy magazine called High Life

In 2017 she was awarded first prize in the Berkelouw Writing Competition for a short memoir The Joy of Books. In the same year, she was awarded second prize in the non-fiction section of The Society of Women Writers’ National Writing Competition for her article Pilbara Boots. Her books include a small publication on the history of Joadja (1980), a self-published biography of her father’s life in Tonga (late 1980s), the Miracles of St Jude’s (1990s), a series of interviews with members of St Jude’s Anglican church Bowral, a young adult story Blackbirds and Butterflies (2019) still to be published, and her memoir Sing the Burnt Mountain, published December 2021. Robyn is a great-grandmother and a Life Member of The Society.