Frank Packer
Australian media proprietor
Frank Packer
Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer, KBE, was an Australian media proprietor who controlled Australian Consolidated Press and the Nine Network.
Biography
Frank Packer's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Frank Packer
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Frank Packer
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Frank Packer from around the web
A question of gender - AdNews
Google News - over 5 years
Anyone who watched this week's ABC documentary on Ita Buttrose will have seen the publishing legend recall leaving Sir Frank Packer's ACP for Rupert Murdoch's News Limited in the '80s, and being mocked with catcalls as she walked across the
Article Link:
Google News article
Club owner created star-studded spots - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Wong's friends included the premier Sir Robert Askin, Frank Packer, the police commissioner Norm Allan and occasionally Rupert Murdoch. One night, the prime minister John Gorton created a sensation by disappearing backstage with Liza Minnelli
Article Link:
Google News article
Rating agencies themselves deserve poor grade - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Marc Flandreau, Norbert Gaillard and Frank Packer examined the track record of the rating agencies in the period between 1917 and 1937. Their conclusion should have made S&P reconsider its downgrade of US bonds: "Our main empirical finding is that the
Article Link:
Google News article
NZB Ready to Run Entries Close Friday - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Shootoff had a highly successful season for his trainer Graeme Rogerson placing in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes before taking his first black-type victory in the Group 2 Frank Packer Plate by three-and-a-half
Article Link:
Google News article
The number cruncher - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
“Three years later, after my accident, the Tele published a story headlined “Football Player Injured”, and Sir Frank [Packer] recognised my name, said 'that's the HSC kid' and sent Mike Gibson to do a story. A couple of years after that,
Article Link:
Google News article
Just The Tonic Smart On Debut - The Virtual Form Guide
Google News - over 5 years
A winner in Brisbane and Sydney prior to retiring to stud, Platonic is a proven group producer thanks to her son Carnegie House - a three time winner and victor of the Group Three Frank Packer Plate. Platonic, a daughter of Nassipour who won at
Article Link:
Google News article
Pages for the ages: a quick flick through history - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
As curator Justine Van Mourik points out, Sir Frank Packer broke new ground when he launched his iconic magazine on June 10, 1933. That first cover, published in black and white on newsprint, featured ''camera images'' of four models under the
Article Link:
Google News article
Sincero takes Stradbroke, Darley completes juvenile Group 1 sweep - Thoroughbred Times
Google News - over 5 years
... to score by a neck in 2:28.73 for 2400 meters (11.93 furlongs). Campaigned by a partnership, Shootoff is out of the Zabeel mare Athenri. He has won four of 17 lifetime starts, including the Flinders Lane Frank Packer Plate (Aus-G3) in April
Article Link:
Google News article
Inflation, growth perceptions driving markets: BIS - Futures Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Frank Packer and Nikola Tarashev (BIS) review recent changes in the way the three major rating agencies assess banks' credit risk. So far, these changes have resulted in material downgrades, especially of European and US institutions
Article Link:
Google News article
Boxing trainer's past revealed - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Google News - almost 6 years
"His clients included leading businessmen such as publisher Sir Frank Packer and meat baron Henry Wolfe." Towards the end of Slam's life, after he had lived reclusively at Oatley for years suffering illness and dementia, Sir Packer arranged for his
Article Link:
Google News article
Why Ita still dazzles - Quest News
Google News - almost 6 years
It was the Packers' belief in Ita that rang true for Jim, saying old Frank Packer sent her numerous supportive telegrams. She forged a strong bond with Kerry and a highly successful partnership. Jimmy Barnes and his band might have been the first to
Article Link:
Google News article
Busy Rogerson upbeat about stable's chances - Waikato Times
Google News - almost 6 years
The trans-Tasman trainer was buoyant about Shootoff's chances in the Doomben Cup after wins in the Gr III A$125000 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick and A$100000 Lord Mayor's Cup (1900m) at Canterbury in his last two starts in Sydney
Article Link:
Google News article
Derby favourite confirmed for Doomben Cup - BigPond Horse Racing
Google News - almost 6 years
Shootoff gave his sire Duelled his first stakes winner when he took out the Frank Packer Plate on a heavy track at Randwick last month. The stable had hoped the milestone might have happened earlier. After Shootoff finished third in the Group One
Article Link:
Google News article
Song Shan earns Queensland trip - Bloodstock.com.au
Google News - almost 6 years
Song Shan was beaten 34 lengths in the Group Three Frank Packer Plate, run on a heavy (10) Randwick surface on April 23 but she rebounded with a minimum of fuss to post her first victory. "Since the Randwick race we hardly did anything with her because
Article Link:
Google News article
Chateau Fort heads to Derby - Bloodstock.com.au
Google News - almost 6 years
Shootoff won the Group Three Frank Packer Plate at Randwick in April and confirmed his Queensland Derby favouritism with his last start victory in the Lord Mayor's Cup at Canterbury on Saturday. Messara can't fault Chateau Fort since the colt
Article Link:
Google News article
Racing: Shootoff wins all guns blazing on way to Queensland Derby - New Zealand Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Shootoff backed up his last start win in the Frank Packer Plate with a dominant performance in the A$100000 Lord Mayor's Cup (1900m) against older horses, but it was a sombre mood after Empires Choice broke down passing the 600m mark
Article Link:
Google News article
Shootoff Boost For National Sale - Racing and Sports Pty Ltd
Google News - almost 6 years
Sent out the favourite after winning the Frank Packer Plate at his previous start, Shootoff treated his rivals with contempt, cruising home under Josh Adams to win by almost three lengths. A son of Duelled, Shootoff is trained by Graeme Rogerson and
Article Link:
Google News article
Source: The Courier-Mail - Courier Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
It was, I'm told, the personal commission of Frank Packer, one of the more unlovely characters recreated in the recent TV hit Paper Giants. Never before (I was too young for the departures of Hitler and Mussolini) had the death of a leader been greeted
Article Link:
Google News article
Treasury Blocks Regulation Of Market That Sparked $5.4 Trillion Fed Bailout - Huffington Post
Google News - almost 6 years
But a 2009 study by Naohiko Baba and Frank Packer of the Bank for International Settlements concluded that there were major "dislocations” in the foreign exchange market in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy -- problems that were only
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Packer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 67
    On 1 May 1974, Sir Frank Packer died of heart failure, leaving an estate valued at $100 million.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1972
    Age 65
    On his death he passed his empire to Kerry, as he had fallen out with his elder son Clyde Packer in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred at the Packer family mausoleum at South Head Cemetery. Frank Packer was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1951.
    In 1972, Sir Frank Packer sold his newspaper flagship, The Daily Telegraph, to Rupert Murdoch.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, journalist Max Walsh told the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Print Media that Frank Packer had exerted undue newsroom influence. "Sir Frank was knee-deep in the editorial policy of the Telegraph", Walsh said.
  • 1971
    Age 64
    In the New Year's Honours of 1971 Sir Frank Packer was promoted within the Order of the British Empire to Knight Commander (KBE), for services to Australian and international yachting.
    More Details Hide Details He was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1999. In the 2007 television bio-pic The King about comedian Graham Kennedy, Frank Packer was portrayed by Australian actor Leo Taylor. In the 2011 television miniseries Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Frank Packer was portrayed by Australian actor Tony Barry. In the 2013 television miniseries Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch War, Frank Packer was played by Australian actor Lachy Hulme, who had previously portrayed Kerry Packer in Howzat! Kerry Packer's War the previous year.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1964
    Age 57
    Packer married for the second time in June 1964 to Florence Adeline Vincent (née Porges) in London.
    More Details Hide Details She died in 2012.
  • 1960
    Age 53
    Gretel Packer died in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1959
    Age 52
    He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 1959, for services to journalism and the newspaper industry.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 49
    When television was introduced to Australia in 1956, Packer, along with the other major newspaper publishers (Fairfax, HWT and David Syme), became a significant television network shareholder under the federal government's "dual formula", which allowed each capital city to have two commercial networks and one ABC.
    More Details Hide Details He launched the first Australian station to broadcast a regular schedule, TCN in Sydney, which became the nucleus of the Nine Network. The Packer media empire was known for its conservative leanings, and was a strong backer of long-serving Prime Minister Robert Menzies. Packer was a keen yachtsman, boxer, golfer and polo player. He was on the Australian Jockey Club's committee for 12 years and won the Caulfield Cup with his horse, Columnist. He was also chairman of a syndicate that built the yachts Gretel and Gretel II to challenge for the America's Cup in 1962 and 1970.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 29
    He was chairman of ACP from 1936 until 1974.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 1936, he joined with Ted Theodore's Sydney Newspapers and Associated Newspapers to form Australian Consolidated Press.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1934
    Age 27
    Frank Packer was married to Gretel Joyce Bullmore (1907–1960) on 24 July 1934 at All Saints Anglican Church, Woollahra.
    More Details Hide Details He had two sons, Clyde and Kerry, with his first wife, Gretel.
    Packer inherited his media interests on his father's death in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1933
    Age 26
    In 1933, Packer started The Australian Women's Weekly and then transformed The Daily Telegraph into one of Australia's leading newspapers.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TEENAGE
  • 1923
    Age 16
    In 1923, Packer became a cadet journalist on his father's paper, The Daily Guardian.
    More Details Hide Details Four years later, he was a director of the company.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born on December 3, 1906.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)