Lesley Falloon on the right. Photo courtesy of University College
Lesley Falloon arrived in Melbourne from Rupanya in regional Victoria in 1938, to study for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. She was a member of the second intake of students at University Women’s College. She remained closely associated with the college for most of her very long life, serving on the college council for many years, and holding the positions of Vice President, Deputy President and President. In the mid-seventies she served on the council as the representative of the Australian Federation of University Women, Victoria, now known as Graduate Women Victoria.
Lesley Falloon was a feminist, a strong advocate for women in all the activities she undertook in the public interest. This included service as Councillor for the City of Sandringham and twice Mayor of Sandringham. Just prior to her 100th birthday she was awarded an Engaging Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the local community. She died in August 2023, aged 103.