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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Francis Eugene Stewart (1923–1979)

Francis Eugene Stewart

Francis Eugene Stewart (1923-1979), politician, was born on 20 February 1923 at Belmore, Sydney, second child of native-born parents Patrick Francis Stewart, railway clerk, and his wife Margaret Mary, née Donnellan. Frank was educated at St Joseph's convent school, Belmore, and by the Christian Brothers at St Mary's Cathedral High School, Sydney. He began work in 1939 as a clerk in the office of the commissioner for road transport and tramways. On 3 November 1941 he enlisted in the Militia. He...

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Percy Reginald Stephensen (1901–1965)

Percy Reginald Stephensen

Percy Reginald Stephensen (1901-1965), writer, editor and publisher, was born on 20 November 1901 at Maryborough, Queensland, eldest son of Christian Julius Stephensen, wheelwright, and his Russian-born...

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