Leslie Henderson

Miss Leslie Henderson was a Lauriston student from 1906 to 1909, and went to Melbourne University to complete her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law. She was Secretary to the Board of Social Studies and later worked in the Navy Department ࣭and the Department of War Organisation of Industry. She was widely respected in literary and artistic circles, and her patronage of the Arts and generosity was reflected in a number of bequests to the National Gallery of Victoria, the Lyceum Club and Lauriston. Leslie died in July 1982. Her bequest was invested by the School and the interest used to purchase works of art and to perpetuate the Artist in Residence program.