This clip contains a brief excerpt from the Gillian Armstrong docu-drama Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2005).
Broadhurst was a flamboyant Australian artist and designer who produced original hand-printed wallpapers for a very exclusive clientele, many of whom were part of Sydney's 'A-list' social set.
The documentary outlines her remarkable life, highlighting her extraordinary ability to reinvent herself – from humble beginnings as a country schoolgirl in rural Australia to travelling comedian in South-East Asia, she also established a performing arts and finishing school in Shanghai, was a boutique owner in London and finally settled into life as a high-end designer back in Sydney.
Tragically, in October 1977, Broadhurst was found brutally murdered at her premises in Paddington where she had an office and factory. In this clip, Broadhurst's friends, colleagues and employees recall hearing the news about her shocking murder and how they reacted at the time.