• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0128

Anderson, Shirley

(1928 – )
  • Born 31 October, 1928, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Air traffic controller


Shirley Anderson attended Marrickville Girls High School and the Metropolitan Secretarial College in Sydney before travelling and working overseas. She obtained an unrestricted Private Pilot’s Licence in 1950.

From 1960 until her retirement in 1985 she worked as an air traffic controller and instructor at Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith Airport. She was the first woman in Sydney to be appointed to this position.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Shirley Anderson - papers, 1928-1997