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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Sir Reginald Victor Wilson (1877–1957)

Sir Reginald Victor Wilson

Sir Reginald Victor Wilson (1877-1957), businessman and politician, was born on 30 June 1877 in Adelaide, son of James Wilson, commercial traveller, and his wife Elizabeth Ann, née Tonkin. Educated at Riverton and Whinham College, North Adelaide, he worked briefly in a store at Happy Valley, then for six years with H. A. and W. Goode at Port Pirie. In 1898 he bought a store at Broken Hill, New South Wales. On 12 February 1901 he married Lily May Suckling at Holy Trinity Church, Riverton. Poor health...

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Arthur John Alfred Waldock (1898–1950)

Arthur John Alfred Waldock (1898-1950), professor of English, was born on 26 January 1898 at Hinton, New South Wales, only son of Rev. Arthur John Waldock, a Baptist minister from Victoria, and his native-born...

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