|Archives Officer, Commonwealth National Library (Chief Archives Officer, Commonwealth Archives Office after March 1961)
1944 – 1968
Ian MacLean was born in Invercargill, New Zealand on 20 October 1919.
He attended Scotch College in Melbourne, Victoria from 1931 to 1937.
Ian was appointed Archives Officer for the Commonwealth National Library on 30 October, 1944. In 1961, the Commonwealth Archives Office became a separate authority, and Ian continued as Chief Archives Officer until 1968.
Ian was made a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January 1996 "for service to the inauguration of the system of Australian archives and to the development of the archival profession".
Ian died on 26 February 2003.
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