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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.

See what distinguished Australians are saying about the ADB.

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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Warwick Windridge Armstrong (1879–1947)

Warwick Windridge Armstrong

Warwick Windridge Armstrong (1879-1947), cricketer, was born on 22 May 1879 at Kyneton, Victoria, son of John Andrewartha Armstrong, clerk and later solicitor, and his wife Amelia Mary, née Flynn, both of whom were Tasmanian-born. He was educated at Cumloden College, St Kilda, and University College, Armadale, made a name for himself in schoolboy cricket and quickly graduated to the South Melbourne and Melbourne clubs. He also played football for South Melbourne.

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Jane Isabella (Isabel) McComas (1864–1960)

Robert Bond Wesley McComas (1862-1938), merchant, was born on 2 August 1862 at Collingwood, Melbourne, fourth of nine children and second son of Scots-Irish Protestant parents John Wesley McComas (1819-1906),...

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