Senior Heritage Consultant, Historian
Léonie Masson is a historian with over 20 years’ experience.
Léonie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Library Science) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Local and Applied History from the University of New England.
Léonie has vast experience as a researcher and historian, and an extensive knowledge of documentary resources, local government records, local and state archives and national institutions.
She has prepared site histories, significance assessments and site descriptions for a broad range of reports for private, institutional and local, state and Commonwealth government clients, including conservation/heritage management plans, statements of heritage impact, heritage assessments, and heritage interpretation plans and strategies. Her work has spanned a diverse array of sites in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, from residential and education projects to rural grain silos to inner-city heritage conservation areas.
Prior to joining GML, Léonie worked in heritage consultancies, as a freelance historian and as a senior historical services librarian. She has experience in acquiring, cataloguing and indexing historical collections and creating online research databases for a range of clients.
‘It is deeply satisfying to dissect the history and stories of people and place and to ensure our continuing connection to Australia’s rich cultural and built heritage.’
Bachelor of Arts (Library Science), University of Technology Sydney
Graduate Diploma of Local and Applied History, University of New England