Gilligan Sara

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1991

Sara Gilligan - Editor for The Bunyip Newspaper

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Sara Gilligan is the Editor of Gawler’s The Bunyip newspaper.

She was born in 1991 and grew up in the Adelaide Hills, studying high school at Cornerstone College at Mount Barker before completing a journalism and creative writing course at Uni SA.

Sara always knew she wanted to be a writer. As a child she created her own newspaper from her bedroom – The Daily Typewriter – that offered a limited view of current events and pop culture.

Despite dreams of working in book publishing, Sara moved hours away from her friends and family to pursue a career in journalism, getting her first reporting gig in the Riverland.

After more than a year of working at the Waikerie masthead The River News, Sara transferred to Renmark’s The Murray Pioneer where she gained years of invaluable experience working for the country newspaper.

It was here that Sara met her fiancé, Travis, during a girl’s night out, who has supported her in the move to Gawler to take on the editor’s role. While the move has been a challenge, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting through the Bunyip’s temporary closure, Sara is grateful to still be reporting on what makes Gawler great and its people.

During her spare time she enjoys taking her boisterous beagle/cross lab, Buddy, to the dog park at Clonlea Reserve.

First shared on Gawler in PhotographsHumans of Gawler’ series 8 July 2020.

Photographs by Daniel James Down. Please click here to visit the Gawler in Photographs Facebook page.

Gawler History Team Inc thanks Daniel James Down (Gawler in Photographs) and the subjects of ‘Humans of Gawler’ for allowing us to preserve their profiles and photographs for future generations of Gawlerites to enjoy.

Please click here to view a photo of Sara Gilligan.


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