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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Edward Rennix (Ted) Larkin (1880–1915)

Edward Rennix (Ted) Larkin

Edward Rennix Larkin (1880-1915), football administrator and politician, was born on 3 January 1880 at North Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, third child of William Joseph Larkin, quarryman and miner, and his wife Mary Ann, née Rennix, both native born. Ted Larkin was educated at St Benedict's School, Chippendale, Sydney, and St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, passing the junior and senior public examinations. He became a journalist on the Year Book of Australia. On 24 July 1903 he married May...

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William George Torr (1853–1939)

William George Torr

William George Torr (1853-1939), headmaster, was born on 26 May 1853 at Tavistock, Devon, England, fourth son of illiterate parents John Torr, miner, and his wife Ann, née Green. The family migrated...

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