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Thursday, 21 Apr 2016

Vale Dame Leonie Kramer

BOSTES notes with sadness the passing of Dame Professor Leonie Kramer, a member of the former Board of Studies for 11 years.

The Australian academic, educator and professor died at her home in Sydney last week at the age of 91.

Her academic career began at the University of NSW, and then as professor of Australian literature and then Chancellor at the University of Sydney.  She was also a visiting professor at Harvard. In 1982 she became the first woman to chair the board of the ABC. 

She was a founding member of the Board of Studies.  On her retirement in 2001, she was thanked for her 'outstanding contribution to the work of the Board, particularly in the area of English.'

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