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 1991-1995* *

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George Rogers Harding (1838–1895)

George Rogers Harding

George Rogers Harding (1838-1895), judge and author, was born on 3 December 1838 at Taunton, Somerset, England, the only son of George Rogers Harding, LL.B., vicar of Gittisham, Devon, and his wife Elizabeth, née Winter. Enrolled in 1856 at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he did not take a degree but entered Lincoln's Inn in 1858 and was called to the Bar in 1861. In 1860 he had published in London A Handy Book of Ecclesiastical Law which ran to several editions; later he concentrated on equity. On...

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1991 Entries

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2 October 2014

Leichhardt map

Check out the ADB's new digital map of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in 1844-45
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1 August 2014

Biography Footnotes

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Sir Sydney Henry (Randal) Heymanson (1903–1984)

Sir Sydney Henry (Randal) Heymanson (1903-1984), journalist, was born on 18 April 1903 at South Yarra, Melbourne, son of Frederick Leopold Heymanson, commercial traveller, and his wife Bertha, née...

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