Hall of Fame

Harry Gordon

1925 - 2015

Harry Gordon was a distinguished reporter, feature writer, war correspondent, sports reporter, historian and mentor. He wrote 15 books and edited Herald & Weekly Times daily newspapers in Melbourne and Brisbane for 18 years.

He led a Melbourne Sun News Pictorial Herald campaign recognised as the most successful newspaper campaign of the 20th century, Declare War on 1034, named after the Victorian road toll in 1970.

It forced the State Government to find the political will to become the first jurisdiction to introduce compulsory seat belt legislation, the first in a series of measures that reduced the State’s road toll by two-thirds over the next 40 years.

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