Legion of Honour (Chevalier)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- 29 June 2010
Sydney, New South Wales
- Alternative Names
- White, Judith (birth name)
Dr Judith Robinson-Valéry was a leading international figure in the study of French literature. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, staying at the Women's College while Betty Archdale was in charge, and received her doctorate at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Robinson-Valéry was the first woman to be appointed a full professorship at the University of New South Wales, taking up her appointment in the foundation chair of French and as the head of the school of Western European Languages on 21 February 1963.
In 2005, she was awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honour (Chevalier).
Sources used to compile this entry: Archives of Judith Robinson-Valéry, c. 1930 - c. 2010, V521, CN919, 10/322; The University of New South Wales Archives.