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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Charles Henry Falkner Hope Bartlett (1853–1916)

Charles Henry Falkner Hope Bartlett

Charles Henry Falkner Hope Bartlett (1853-1916), soldier, was born on 1 August 1853 at Maitland, New South Wales, son of Falkner Hope Bartlett, pastoralist, and his wife Hephzibah Elizabeth, née Hallett. He was educated by private tutors and trained as a solicitor but did not practise. In 1872 he joined the East Maitland Company of the Northern Battalion, New South Wales Volunteer Force, and was commissioned captain in March 1875. When the Force was reorganized three years later, he reverted to...

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Oliver Trickett (1847–1934)

Oliver Trickett (1847-1934), surveyor and speleologist, was born on 29 May 1847 at Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, son of Rev. Edward Trickett, Baptist minister, and his wife Henrietta, née Young. Arriving...

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