Dame, AC, DBE, OBE
- 1 October 1924
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 20 April 2016
Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
- Academic, Educator and Professor
Leonie Kramer has been notable as an academic and public figure, particularly as Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1982-1983 and professor of Australian literature at Sydney University from 1968, and later chancellor from 1991-2001. She has supported conservative educational values in the face of progressive approaches and has continued to campaign against the adoption of a republican form of government in Australia. She was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 31 December 1982 for services to literature and the public.