Ann Moyal AM 1926-2019

Update 28 July 2019: Ann’s family have advised that there will be a celebration of her life in the Peninsula Room of the National Museum of Australia on Friday 9 August at 2:00 pm. Please rsvp to Angus Rea,

Ann Moyal AM, scholar and historian, has died in Canberra after a short illness. She was 93.

This advice came from the National Library of Australia yesterday:

Dear Readers,

I have some very sad news to pass on – Ann Moyal died earlier this morning at Clare Holland House after a short battle with bowel cancer. She had been a Petherick Reader since 1993 after a Harold White Fellowship earlier that year. Her presence in the Reading Room will be sincerely missed.

I’ll inform you of funeral arrangements when they are known.


Andrew Sergeant | Petherick Librarian | National Library of Australia

Biodata on Ann is here and here. Her important contribution to historical research is indicated by her entry in Trove.

Ann wrote a couple of pieces for Honest History, on Alan Moorehead and Gallipoli and Churchill and Gallipoli.

Honest History offers condolences to Ann’s family and friends.

David Stephens

23 July 2019

Update 25 July 2019: Ann Rea writes in The Riot Act.