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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Lelda Sunday Reed (1905–1981)

Lelda Sunday Reed

John Harford Reed (1901-1981), solicitor, publisher and art patron, and Lelda Sunday (1905-1981), art patron, were husband and wife.  John was born on 10 December 1901 at Logan, Evandale, Tasmania, fourth of six children of Henry Reed, a wealthy English-born grazier, and his wife Lila Borwick, née Dennison, born in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.  John was the grandson of Henry Reed and the brother of Cynthia Nolan and Henry Dennison Reed.  Sunday was born on 15 October 1905 at Camberwell,...

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Charles Hedley (1862–1926)

Charles Hedley (1862-1926), naturalist, was born on 27 February 1862 at Masham, Yorkshire, England, son of Canon Thomas Hedley, vicar of Masham and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and his wife Mary,...

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