Leeson, Ida

Librarian who was appointed as the second Mitchell Librarian, despite opposition to a woman in the role, in 1932, and who consolidated the Library's position as the preeminent repository of Australian and Pacific historical documents. During World War II, Leeson was made a major in the Directorate of Research (and Civil Affairs) in the Australian Military Forces.

Milestone
Born
Leichhardt
11 Feb 1885
Died
Castlecrag
22 Jan 1964
Position
1898 - 1902
1903 - 1906
1906 - 1946
1909 - 1946