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Dianne Maree BYRNES

Also known as: Di

Born: August 1942

Died: 1994

Additional Information:

1963 - At age 20, became the second woman in the Northern Territory to obtain motor omnibus and hire car licenses enabling her to commence safari and wildlife photography tours.

Involved in tourism in Alice Springs area. Founding Life Member of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame (now Women's Museum of Australia).

Owner of Red Sands Motel, then Inland Motel, Pines Guest House, and Glen Helen Lodge with partner Jill SCOTT.


Resources

  • Image - Dianne Maree BYRNES

    “An Appropriate Vision”. Northern Territory Brolga Awards (1989). Nomination: Dianne Byrnes. Category: Outstanding Contribution by an Individual. Women’s Museum of Australia files.


  • References

    Rugg, Joanne. Di says tourism is like nursing; you must care. Centralian Advocate. May 13, 1988:2.

    “An Appropriate Vision”. Northern Territory Brolga Awards (1989). Nomination: Dianne Byrnes. Category: Outstanding Contribution by an Individual. Women’s Museum of Australia files.

    Hawthorne, Susan and Klein, Renate. (1994). Australia for Women: Travel and Culture. North Melbourne: Spinifex Press. Page 336.

    “Dianne Maree Byrnes, 1942-1994”. Date unknown. 4 pages. Women’s Museum of Australia files.

    (1994, June). The passing of a tourism pioneer. Pioneer Women, Volume 1, Number 3, page 1.

    Di Byrnes: pioneer who loved people. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    Tourism pioneer passes away. newspaper unknown. 1994: page unknown.

    Northern Territory Government. "Byrnes Road". accessed 29 June 2020.