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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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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Herbert Reah Harper (1871–1956)

Herbert Reah Harper (1871-1956), electrical engineer, was born on 23 June 1871 in London, son of James Harper, commercial traveller and his wife Hannah, née Reah. He studied engineering at the City and...

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