Australian Dictionary of Biography

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The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

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The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University.

* *Proposed ADB entries for people who died 1991-2000* *

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Wilton Winstanley (Bill) Cobb (1917–1942)

Wilton Winstanley (Bill) Cobb

Wilton Winstanley (Bill) Cobb (1917-1942), army officer and grazier, was born on 6 June 1917 at Albion, Brisbane, second child of Frederick Cobb, a grazier from New Zealand, and his Queensland-born wife Hannah Belle, née Lloyd. Educated by correspondence and at All Souls' School, Charters Towers, Wilton completed the junior public examination in 1932. Known as 'Bill', he worked on his father's station, Frensham, near Winton, and on other properties in the district. He was commissioned lieutenant...

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Richard Clive Teece (1877–1965)

Richard Teece (1847-1928), actuary, and Richard Clive Teece (1877-1965), barrister, were father and son. Richard was born on 29 April 1847 at Paihia, New Zealand, second son of William Teece, a gold...

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