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 William Whitehouse (1900–1973)

Frederick William Whitehouse

Frederick William Whitehouse (1900-1973), geologist, was born on 20 December 1900 at Ipswich, Queensland, eldest of five children of Queensland-born Frederick William Whitehouse, baker, and his wife Florence Amelia, née Terrey, from New South Wales. After boarding at Ipswich Grammar School, Fred graduated with first-class honours in geology and mineralogy from the University of Queensland (B.Sc., 1922; M.Sc., 1924; D.Sc., 1939), and won a government gold medal for outstanding merit. Taking up a...

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Arnold Wienholt (1826–1895)

Arnold Wienholt (1826-1895) and Edward Wienholt (1833-1904), pastoralists and politicians, were sons of John Birkett Wienholt (1775-1852), merchant, and his second wife Sarah, née Hill. Arnold...

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