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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Edwin (Ted) Street (1891–1975)

Edwin (Ted) Street

Edwin (Ted) Street (1891-1975), ice-cream manufacturer, was born on 8 August 1891 at Corrimal, New South Wales, youngest of ten children of Staffordshire-born parents James Street, miner, and his wife Ann, née Cooper. By 1914 Ted and his brothers had established a farm at Leeton. There he met Daisy Olive Grigg, a farmer's daughter from Western Australia, whom he was to marry in the Leeton Methodist Church on 7 June 1921. They had no children.

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Sir Norman John O'Bryan (1894–1968)

Sir Norman John O'Bryan (1894-1968), judge, was born on 16 October 1894 in South Melbourne, youngest of six children of Victorian-born parents Michael John O'Bryan, bank manager, and his wife Mary Ann,...

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