Harold Leslie White

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Sir Harold Leslie White CBE (14 June 1905 – 31 August 1992) was the Parliamentary Librarian of Australia from 1947 to 1960, and National Librarian from 1960 until his retirement in 1970.


He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1962,[1] and knighted in the New Years Honours of 1970.[2]

He was the father of writer Katharine West.


  1. ^ It's an Honour: CBE. Retrieved 23 May 2014
  2. ^ It's an Honour: Knight Bachelor. Retrieved 23 May 2014

Further reading[edit]

  • White, Harold, Sir (1968) The National Library in the Australian community, Sydney : Library Association of Australia p. 286-292 : 1 ill. Offprint from the Australian library journal. (Oct. 1968) Speech delivered at the 22nd Annual Conference of CLA-ACB on 22 June, 1967.

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