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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Minnie Louise (Mina) Moore (1882–1957)

Minnie Louise (Mina) Moore

Annie May Moore (1881-1931) and Minnie Louise Moore (1882-1957), photographers, were born on 4 January 1881 and on 6 October 1882 at Wainui, New Zealand, eldest and second daughters of English-born Robert Walter Moore, sawyer and farmer, and his wife Sarah Jane, née Hellyer, a New Zealander. May studied at the Elam School of Art and Design, Auckland, and in 1906-07 sold pencil and ink sketches at the New Zealand International Exhibition at Christchurch. Moving to Wellington, she painted oil portraits...

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Henry Augustus Ellis (1861–1939)

Henry Augustus Ellis (1861-1939) physician and politician, was born on 24 July 1861 at Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland, fourth son of Colonel Francis Ellis and his wife Louisa, née McMahon. He was educated...

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