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Ian MacLean AM (1919 - 2003)

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Ian MacLean AM
Born in Invercargill, New Zealandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified 18 May 2019 | Created 10 Jan 2019
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Preceded by
position created
Archives Officer, Commonwealth National Library (Chief Archives Officer, Commonwealth Archives Office after March 1961)
1944 – 1968
Succeeded by
Keith Penny
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Ian MacLean was born in Invercargill, New Zealand on 20 October 1919.

He attended Scotch College in Melbourne, Victoria from 1931 to 1937[1].

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"[2].

Ian died on 26 February 2003.


  1. Scotch College Melbourne: Obituaries: Ian Maclean AM (’37)
  2. Australian Government - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Award Extract - MacLean, Ian

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