• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6201

Watt, Mildred Mary

(1903 – 1983)
  • Born 1 January, 1903
  • Died 25 November, 1983, Red Hill Australian Capital Territory Australia
  • Occupation Author, Scholar, Translator, Writer


Lady Mildred Watt’s obituary in the Canberra Times reports that she obtained a university medal in philosophy at Sydney and was a highly literate writer. She was also a Russian scholar and translator, who at one time translated a book on Australian foreign policy written by a Soviet official into English. Her manuscript was then donated to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Lady Mildred Mary Watt was the wife of Sir Alan Watt, a diplomat and public servant, and together they had four children.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Sir Alan and Lady Mildred Watt, 1941-1974, 2008 [manuscript]