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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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Voitre Marek (1919–1999)

Voitre Marek

Dušan Thomas Marek (1926–1993) and Voitre (Vojtech) Marek (1919–1999), artists, were brothers, eldest and youngest of three sons of Vojtech Marek, railway administrator, and his wife Hermina, née Schinovska. Both were born at Bitouchov, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), Voitre on 30 May 1919 and Dušan on 7 March 1926. Voitre was apprenticed in metal engraving (1935–38), and then studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts under Professor J. Horejc (1939–44). He established an atelier,...

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James Henry Hannan (1906–1975)

James Henry Hannan (1906-1975), Catholic priest and mission publicist, was born on 22 March 1906 at Gembrook, Victoria, third child of Thomas Evans Hannan, a miner from South Australia, and his Victorian-born...

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