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Anderson, Shirley (1928 - )

Born
31 October 1928
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Air traffic controller

Summary

Shirley Anderson attended Marrickville Girls High School and the Metropolitan Secretarial College in Sydney before travelling and working overseas. She obtained an unrestricted Private Pilot's Licence in 1950.

From 1960 until her retirement in 1985 she worked as an air traffic controller and instructor at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith Airport. She was the first woman in Sydney to be appointed to this position.

Sources used to compile this entry: Mitchell and Dixon Libraries Manuscripts Collection catalogue.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Shirley Anderson - papers, 1928-1997, 1928 - 1997, MLMSS 6910; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Clare Land

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