J O Y C E B U R N ARD : C E L E B RATIO N O F A LI F E – TAASA Review March 2016


This article was originally found in the March 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 27).

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Sandra Forbes and Philippa Sandall J oyce Burnard, journalist, entrepreneur, textile historian and long-time member of TAASA ­ thus read the caption under the photo of Joyce in the TAASA Review of December 2011 (vol.20/4, p14), the issue which celebrated the 20th birthday of The Asian Arts Society of Australia.

A perfect description of a woman who in many ways was a role model for others a generation behind her.

Joyce died on 20 September 2015 at the age of 97. Joyce Burnard on her 90th birthday Until recent years, Joyce’s elegant, neatly greyhaired personage was a familiar figure at most TAASA events in Sydney...