• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6338

Henderson, Leslie Moira

(1896 – 1982)
  • Born 1 January, 1896, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Died 9 July, 1982, Malvern Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Secretary


Leslie Moira Henderson was born in Melbourne to parents Lina and Charles James Henderson. She graduated with a degree in arts and law from Melbourne University in 1920 and subsequently spent some time overseas. Leslie joined the Book Lovers’ Library (UK) in 1923 and in 1926 she became a partner and set out to reform the organisation.

In 1930 Leslie was appointed secretary to the Board of Social Studies, which eventually became affiliated with Melbourne University. During World War Two she worked in her brother’s legal practice and then served in the Navy, War Organisation of Industry and Defence departments, from which she retired in 1956.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Leslie M. Henderson, circa 1880-1961 [manuscript]
  • State Library of Victoria
    • Vida Goldstein 1869-1949: Biographical notes by her niece, Leslie M. Henderson, 1966 January [manuscript].
    • Papers ca. 1909-ca. 1974. [manuscript].
    • Papers, ca. 1945-1974. [manuscript].

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