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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Robert Clifton Moore (1932–1979)

Robert Clifton Moore

Robert Clifton Moore (1932-1979), television broadcaster and producer, was born on 16 December 1932 in Adelaide, son of John Moore, butcher, and his wife Dorothy, née Clifton. After attending Adelaide Boys' High School, Bob entered the University of Adelaide (B.A. Hons, 1956) where he studied history and political science, led (1952-55) the debating team and edited (1954) Adelaide University Magazine. He worked on a temporary basis with the Australian Broadcasting Commission's talks department,...

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Henry Kenneth Fry (1886–1959)

Henry Kenneth Fry (1886-1959), anthropologist and medical practitioner, was born on 25 May 1886 in North Adelaide, fourth child of Henry Thomas Fry (d.1899), warehouseman, and his wife Margaret Hannah,...

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