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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Ian Mayelston Mudie (1911–1976)

Ian Mayelston Mudie

Ian Mayelston Mudie (1911-1976), poet, was born on 1 March 1911 at Hawthorn, Adelaide, younger child of South Australian-born parents Henry Mayelston Mudie, bank accountant, and his second wife Gertrude Mary, née Wurm. Ian was educated (1920-26) at Scotch College, Adelaide, but showed more interest in extra-curricular reading than in study and left without gaining his Leaving certificate. At the office of the registrar-general, Adelaide, on 30 October 1934 he married Renee Dunford Doble. From...

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George Sargent (1859–1921)

George Sargent (1859-1921) and Charlotte Sargent (1856-1924), pastry-cooks and caterers, were husband and wife. George was born on 22 March 1859 at Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, son of James Sargeant,...

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