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2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards Night with Marta! – Book your Tickets now

Image635503678281624000Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Crownies, to present the 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards – 6.30pm, Friday 21 November

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Crownies, will present its 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards at a gala dinner from 6.30pm on Friday, 21 November at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre.

This year a record 207 stories competed for awards  offering a record $8,800 in prize money plus the coveted stiletto trophy for the overall winner.

At 8pm, prior to the award presentations, Dusseldorp will discuss her ‘life in crime’ (and much more) with crime author Leigh Redhead.

Dusseldorp’s criminal past includes the critically acclaimed Janet King and its predecessor Crownies (ABC), three telemovies opposite Guy Pearce in Jack Irish and the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels. Other key television roles include two seasons as Sarah Adams in A Place To Call Home (Seven Network); Devil’s Dust, the award-winning mini-series After the Deluge; and Hell Has Harbour Views.

Dusseldorp has a wealth of experience on stage including three years with the Sydney Theatre Company’s Actor’s Company where she received a Helpmann Award. Her film credits include Paul Cox’s award-winning Innocence, Praise, Paradise Road and Burning Man. Info:

Leigh Redhead is the author of the award winning Simone Kirsch private eye series. She has also contributed a chapter to the compilation If I Tell You…I’ll Have To Kill You: Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets (Allen and Unwin). Info:

Venue: Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury

Sit-down dinner: $60 ($35 concession for shortlisted authors only). Drinks available at bar prices. Men or ‘Brothers in Law’ welcome.

Seats only (no dinner) from 8pm: $15 (no concession)

Bookings close Monday, 17th November.

Book individually or in tables of up to 10 or a seat only (without meal). 

Further information: Michaela Lobb 0409 431 397 or via email

Book stall: 10% discount for members from the Sun Bookshop stall.

Prizes kindly sponsored by HarperCollins; Pantera Press; Sun Bookshop, Athenaeum Library; Allen & Unwin; Arena Magazine; Clan Destine Press; Scriptworks; Benn’s Book Shop; Ann Byrne; Kerry Greenwood; Catherine Leppert; Josephine Pennicott; and the Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The awards are also supported by Spinifex Press.

    More info here

    Marta Dusseldorp has been touched by cancer–To Host Pink Breakfast Sydney Telegraph 6 Oct


    Marta Dusseldorp has been touched by cancer and will MC the Pink Ribbon Breakfast in a bid to stop others suffering

    by Marta Dusseldorp
    Sydney Telegraph 6 October 2014

    ONE of my best friends, Paulina, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 32 and pregnant with her second child. She has the most moving portrait in the Scar project exhibit at David Jones at the moment.

    Paulina talks about the picture representing optimism for her — what you must do to survive and also to build awareness that young women are affected by breast cancer too.

    I remember when she rang me and told me, it was like my sister being diagnosed. With her family I tried to support her through the whole process of having her breast removed and chemo. She had these two gorgeous little boys who needed their mum.

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    Marta to MC Cancer Australia’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast 13 October 2014

    Cancer Australia has tweeted that Marta will be the MC for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast on 13 October 2014



    Cancer Australia’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast brings together the corporate community, political and industry leaders, well known Australians, breast cancer survivors and the community to mark Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Join us to hear from inspiring speakers about the latest updates on breast cancer and what we can do to reduce the impact of this disease, the most common cancer in Australian women.

    All guests will enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, receive a complimentary gift bag and rub shoulders with the stars all whilst supporting a great cause.



    MONDAY 13 OCTOBER 2014
    7.15AM TO 9.00AM


    Price: $95

    click here to purchase tickets

    Marta is the newest Save The Children Ambassador–Moved by True Hearts


    Marta Dusseldorp moved by true hearts


    Leaving the theatre and TV sets behind, Marta Dusseldorp got real in the Northern Territory with Save the Children last week when she connected with Aboriginal children living in remote communities.

    She’s played some incredible roles in her 20-year career as an actress, and is perhaps best-known as Sarah Adams in the television series, A Place to Call Home.

    Now, Marta Dusseldorp is very much playing herself as Save the Children’s new official Ambassador.

    Driven by her concern for the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, Marta and her family took some time out to learn more about the realities for children living in some of the most disadvantaged places in Australia.

    Visiting a Playscheme in one community, she discovered first-hand how Save the Children is helping vulnerable children grow, learn and develop through play and support.

    “Save the Children’s Playscheme is a fully functioning, practical, on-the-ground outreach to communities and their children,” said Marta – who spent lots of time playing and laughing with the children at the Playscheme.

    “They’re giving kids up to five years old a reliable and structured learning experience that sees the kids running towards the bus as it arrives and waving happily as they leave.”

    “The incredible team at Save the Children are intelligent, passionate people, dedicated to children.

    “The smiles are contagious. The goodwill is enormous. The hearts are true and they are working together to create a sensitive and nurturing beginning to these children’s lives,” she said.

    Marta also experienced the daily ride to school for Aboriginal children living in remote One Mile Dam and Kulaluk communities, getting up extra early to join the children on the bus run, which ensures children get to school every day as part of our school attendance program.

    How you can get involved

    Save the Children is working across Australia to help the most vulnerable children. We protect them from harm and ensure they have access to the health and education they need and deserve.

    You can support disadvantaged children in Australia. Become a regular supporter today.


    Marta Dusseldorp visits remote indigenous communities–Daily Telegraph 22 September 2014


    CELEBRATED actor Marta Dusseldorp has signed on as an ambassador for Save The Children and it’s turned out to be an educational experience not just for her.

    The A Place To Call Home actor took her two daughters — Grace, seven, and Maggie, four, and husband Ben Winspear to visit remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

    “My daughters made new friends and will no doubt be talking about this experience for a long time to come,” Dusseldorp told Confidential.

    “It’s been fantastic to travel here with my husband and two daughters, who also went on the daily bus run and took part in the activities with children from the Northern Territory.”


    Dusseldorp, also known for her work on Crownies, spent the past week visiting the communities of Bagot and Belyuen, checking out Save The Children’s Intensive Supported Playscheme that combines structured activities with play for children aged up to five.

    “Save the Children works with communities and their families with such first hand cultural understanding and whole hearted compassion. They have also been so welcoming to me and my kids,” Dusseldorp said.




    “Inside Save the Children it feels like an extended family and a home. Save the Children has been working for more than 10 years in the Northern Territory. It has grown and is becoming stronger than ever. They give back to community, employing from communities, with the community, bridging gaps and helping people maintain and connect with their culture.”