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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Caroline Ellen (Carrie) Moore (1882–1956)

Caroline Ellen (Carrie) Moore

Caroline Ellen (Carrie) Moore (1882-1956), actress, was born on 31 July 1882 at Geelong, Victoria, third of nine children of Robert William Moore, Newfoundland-born labourer, and his Victorian wife Mary, née Wyatt. Educated locally, she regularly attended Sunday school and occasionally appeared in amateur theatricals. At 13 Carrie was taken by an uncle to sing for J. C. Williamson; she made her first professional appearance in December 1895 in Williamson's pantomime, Djin-Djin.After returning briefly...

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Herbert Raine Curlewis (1869–1942)

Ethel Mary Turner (1870-1958), author, was born on 24 January 1870 at Balby, Yorkshire, England, second child of Bennett George Burwell, commercial traveller, and his wife Sarah Jane, née Shaw (d.1923)....

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