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Australian Dictionary of Biography

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Published by Melbourne University Press .
Written in English


  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Dictionaries of biography (Who"s Who),
  • Australia,
  • Biography,
  • Dictionaries

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Edition Notes

ContributionsDouglas Pike (Editor), Bede Nairn (Editor), Geoffrey Serle (Editor), John Ritchie (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7768136M
ISBN 100522842364
ISBN 109780522842364

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The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history. Initially published in a series of twelve hard-copy volumes between and , the dictionary has been published online since Genre: Encyclopedia. Vol 17 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography is the first of the two to deal with the period , recording the lives of Australians whom many of us remember from the recent past. Australia - Biography - Dictionaries.; Australia - Biography.; Biography. ^Top of page PREFACE. The first attempt at a dictionary of Australian biography is contained in (Sir) J. Henniker Heaton's Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the was published in and within its limits was a conscientious piece of work. Index to the Australian dictionary of biography, volumes 1 & 2 (A to Z, ) / editors Malcolm R. The dictionary of famous Australians / Ann Atkinson Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record.

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Adam Goodes, Australian rules football player who was one of the game’s leading scorers. Part Aboriginal, he was also noted for his calls to improve race relations, and such activism was cited when he was named Australian of the Year in Learn more about his life and career. Oct 05,  · The National Centre of Biography was established in June in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University to act as a centre of activity for all those writing and reading biography in Australia and beyond. Our aim is to develop a community of scholars, writers, students, and readers of biography. The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, information and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY. Cl-Cu. Main Page and Index of Individuals In he was made a judge of the supreme court of Tasmania, and in published a book, Studies in Australian Constitutional Law. He died on 14 November He married in Grace Paterson, daughter of John Ross, who survived him with five sons and two.