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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Frederick Redmond Collier (1885–1964)

Frederick Redmond Collier

Frederick Redmond Collier (1885-1964), singer, was born on 5 October 1885 at Collingwood, Melbourne, son of Daniel Henry Collier, London-born coach-painter, and his wife Catherine, née Redmond, from Kilkenny, Ireland. After education at Victoria Park State School, he joined the Victorian Railways in November 1901 as a 'lad porter' in the traffic branch.

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Lawrence Arthur Adamson (1860–1932)

Lawrence Arthur Adamson (1860-1932), headmaster, was born on 20 April 1860 at Douglas, Isle of Man, second son of Lawrence William Adamson, LL.D., grand seneschal of the island and later deputy lieutenant...

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