Veteran sound recordist Don Connolly passes away, ASSG calls for tributes

15 May, 2013 by Emily Blatchford

The ASSG has today informed membership of the regrettable passing of veteran sound recordist Don Connolly.

Connolly has worked on a number of Australia’s most iconic films including Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Devil’s Playground and Gallipoli. 


He was awarded two AFI Awards, one for his work on The Last Wave in 1978 and then for Gallipoli in 1981. 

In 2000, the ASSG recognised his contribution to the Australian Screen Sound industry and awarded him with the ASSG Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was also awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society through Australian film production.

The ASSG are calling for tributes to Connolly to be emailed to 

Tributes are also welcome to be posted below.