Valerie May TAYLOR

Also known as: née Heighes

Born: 9/11/1935

Special Achievements:

1960s - Became first female producer and filmmaker of underwater documentaries in Australia.
1992 - They are credited as the “first people to film great white sharks without the protection of a cage or anything else”.
They were also the first to film sharks by night.

Additional Information:

1986 - Valerie was appointed Rider of the Order of the Golden Ark for marine conservation by his Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
1992 - Ron and Valerie were awarded the Australian Geographic Society’s Adventure of the Year Award.
2003 – They were made Members of the Order of Australia for their conservation efforts.


  • Image - Valerie Taylor

    Description: Valerie Taylor, at the Belair Park Country Club, after speaking against an Opposition Bill to remove sanctuary zones from Marine Parks in South Australia, 27 August 2014. Author: Bahudhara

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