Last night Noni Hazlehurst further cemented her place in the hearts of Australians when she accepted the honour of being included in the Logies Hall of Fame at the 2016 Logies ceremony.
To a lot of us, it’s hard to remember a time when Noni wasn’t on TV. She’s simply part of Australian culture and last night that was recognised in a room filled with her peers.
The Logies took us all on a journey through Noni’s career; the early days of The Sullivan’s, Better Homes and Gardens and every parents saviour, Play School. And just like the professional that she is, her acceptance speech was everything.
Noni was a favourite on Play School. Image: ABC
Noni used her time on the stage wisely and chose to highlight some very important issues. She spoke about sexism within the Australian entertainment industry and noted that she was only the second woman to ever be given a place in the hall of fame. She spoke of her colleagues, of her memories, of her experience. And she reflected on one of her greatest roles, mum.
Describing her induction as being 'the best mother's day present', Noni went on to discuss what she felt made a good parent and her words hit home with mums and dads all over the country,