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McCausland, Sigrid ( - 2016)

30 November 2016
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Academic and Archivist
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Sigrid McCausland, a former Senior Lecturer in Archival Science at Charles Sturt University, Australia, was a leader in the international community of archival educators who made a particularly significant contribution to archival education. Her contribution to the field was acknoweldged in 2016 when she was honoured with Fellowship of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Sigrid straddled, with distinction, both practitioner and academic roles during her career. Her practitioner roles were unusually varied and included work in government archives, private manuscript collecting archives in large research libraries, as well as many years as University Archivist at both the University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian National University.

In 2016, Sigrid was Secretary of the International Congress of Archives (ICA) Section for Archival Education and Training and also a regular member of the Archives and Human Rights Group.

Sigrid passed away in Brisbane, Australia, on 30 November 2016.

Sources used to compile this entry: Mant, Julia, 'Sigrid McCausland', Australian Society of Archivists Website, 1 December 2016,; Fellowship citation for Sigrid McCausland:

Nikki Henningham

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