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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Charles Edwin Jones (1828–1903)

Charles Edwin Jones

Charles Edwin Jones (1828-1903), politician, was born at Devonport, England, son of John Jones, a Welshman, and his wife Elizabeth, née Tucker. He followed his father's trade and became a tailor, active in radical and temperance causes and vehement against Roman Catholics. In 1850 at Devonport he married Anne Letitia Angear; next year they sailed for Melbourne where he worked as a tailor until 1862 when he made a composition with his creditors. In 1861 he had a sensational but successful battle...

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Arthur Denning (1901–1975)

Arthur Denning

Arthur Denning (1901-1975), educationist, was born on 23 April 1901 at Glebe, Sydney, second child of Australian-born parents Benjamin Reuben Denning, schoolteacher, and his wife Florence, née Duffin....

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