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Biography Footnotes 17

Biography Footnotes 17

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2017

Read Chris Cunneen's obituary for the ADB’s great friend Jill Roe, as well a review of Jill's recent book, Our Fathers Cleared the Bush , and the citation for her ADB Medal awarded in November 2016. You will also find Malcolm Allbrook’s reflections on John Mulvaney’s ADB entries, some preliminary...

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Biography Footnotes 16

Biography Footnotes 16

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2016

Read Michael Kirby’s speech to the guests at the 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of volume one of the ADB ; Kent Fitch’s controversial suggestion that we should place ADB entries in Wikipedia ; information about the relatively new, but very useful, Biographical Database of Australia...

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Biography Footnotes 15

Biography Footnotes 15

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2015

Read Malcolm Allbrook’s obituary for ADB stalwart, Geoffrey Bolton; find out who were some of the people, who died in 1992, who were added to the ADB's website in March and learn more about former prime minister Malcolm Fraser’s fascinating Jewish heritage.

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Biography Footnotes 14

Biography Footnotes 14

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2015

Read about how the Australian Dictionary of Biography deals with corrigenda; the entries for people who died in 1991 that have been added to ADB online; former prime minister Malcolm Fraser’s interesting family tree; and Ann Moyal’s address ‘Writing Autobiography’ presented to the Independent...

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Biography Footnotes 13

Biography Footnotes 13

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2014

Read the obituaries of two of the Australian Dictionary of Biograhy ’s greatest supporters, Martha Campbell and Gerry Walsh; news of our new e-journal, Using Lives; a profile of the Commonwealth Working Party, and some hints on making the best use of the simple search and faceted browse options...

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Biography Footnotes 12

Biography Footnotes 12

Author/editor: Fernon, C.

Year published: 2013

Read the transcripts of Malcolm Turnbull’s speech at the launch of The ADB’s Story and Gareth Evans’s speech at the launch of Barry Jones’s Dictionary of World Biography . Both books were published this year by the National Centre of Biography in association with ANU Press. We also discuss the...

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Biography Footnotes 11

Biography Footnotes 11

Author/editor: Fernon, C.

Year published: 2012

Read a profile of the Queensland Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography ; the citations for the ADB medals awarded to Geoffrey Bolton and John Lack and a report of the work being done by the National Centre of Biography's computer programmer Scott Yeadon on developing ways to...

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Biography Footnotes 10

Biography Footnotes 10

Author/editor: Fernon, C.

Year published: 2012

We farewell two of our staff, Pam Crichton and Barbara Dawson; have news of a symposium on turning theses into books, nominate our 'favourite' obituary of the year from those which were entered into Obituaries Australia , and have details about Richard Harrison's ambitious project to create a...

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Biography Footnotes 9

Biography Footnotes 9

Author/editor: Fernon, C.

Year published: 2011

As the Australian Dictionary of Biography Editorial Board meets in Canberra we profile its members, and also welcome Nicole McLennan to the staff of the National Centre of Biography. Karen Fox discusses the Australian honours system and some of the ADB ers who have been awarded honours. We also...

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Biography Footnotes 8

Biography Footnotes 8

Author/editor: Fernon, C

Year published: 2011

The National Centre of Biography’s new website, Obituaries Australia was launched by ANU Vice-Chancellor, Ian Young, on 14 April. We include Nigel Starck's speech, 'The Newspaper Obituary as an agent of Biography' from the launch. We also take a look at some of the controversy surrounding early...

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