June Perkins contributed to the development of ABC Open in the early stages of the national initiative by regularly participating in ABC Open projects, workshops and story publications.
Her work and commitment to projects was appreciated to the point the ABC hired June to help further develop ABC Open’s 500 Words project. She was a champion for people living in regional areas of Australia and successfully inspired and encouraged others to join in with ABC Open projects.
Her work was most noticeable during ABC Open’s Aftermath project, documenting the recovery stages of Australian’s who had experienced natural disasters.
June’s strengths included short stories, articles and photography and within twelve months June had developed and included filmmaking skills into the repertoire.
I worked with June to produce short films for Aftermath and to sub-edit her short stories. June’s stories and empathetic nature was respected and appreciated within the national ABC Open community.
Michael Bromage, Former ABC Open Producer