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Encyclopedia > Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Dictionary of Australian Biography is a reference work containing information on notable people associated with Australian history.


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Dictionary of Australian Biography Index (2961 words)
Of distinguished Australians born after the middle of the century a large proportion was still alive on 31 December 1942.
Her mother was an Australian, one grandfather spent all his adult life in Australia, and one of her great-grandfathers was William Sorell, one of the ablest governors that ever came to Australia.
Australian painting has been more and more appreciated of late years, but there is still far too little encouragement given to sculpture, architecture, and music.
Dictionary of Australian Biography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
The Dictionary of Australian Biography, first published in 1949, is a reference work by Percival Serle containing information on notable people associated with Australian history.
Forty-seven percent of those included in the book were born in England, 27% in Australia, 12% Scotland, 8% Ireland, 1% Wales and the last 5% were from the rest of the world which included 12 from the United States, 9 from Germany, and 6 from New Zealand.
Dictionary of Australian Biography (1949) courtesy of Project Gutenberg Australia (contains details of people who died before 1942).
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