Woman Forde, Mary Marguerite Leneen (Leneen)
- Governor and University Chancellor
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Leneen Forde was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1935 and came to Australia in 1954. She was Governor of Queensland from 1992 to 1997, making her the state's first female governor. Following her retirement she chaired an inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. In 2000, she became Chancellor of Griffith University.
- 'Forde, Mary Marguerite Leneen (Leneen)', The Australian Women's Register, National Foundation for Australian Women, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/PR00196b.htm. Details
- Forde, Leneen AC, Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, Commissioners into the Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, 31 May 1999, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/communityservices/community/forgotten-australians/forde-comminquiry.pdf. Details