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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Benjamin (Ben) Lexcen (1936–1988)

Benjamin (Ben) Lexcen

Benjamin Lexcen (1936-1988), yacht designer, was born on 19 March 1936 at Boggabri, New South Wales, only child of Edward William Miller, labourer, and his wife Ethel Doreen, née Green, both born in New South Wales.  He was named Robert Clyde.  After his parents abandoned him as a child he stayed briefly at Boys’ Town, Engadine, before going to his grandfather at Newcastle.  Bob attended Newcastle East Public and Newcastle Boys’ Junior High schools.  After only five years...

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Peter Anthony Russo (1908–1985)

Peter Anthony Russo

Peter Anthony Vasquez Russo (1908-1985), journalist, commentator and educator, was born on 26 June 1908 at Ballarat, Victoria, second of four children of Italian immigrants Giuseppe Russo, fruiterer,...

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