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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William Roby Fletcher (1833–1894)

William Roby Fletcher

William Roby Fletcher (1833-1894), Congregational minister, was the third son of Rev. Richard Fletcher of Grosvenor Street Chapel, Manchester, England. He was educated at the school in Silcoates, Yorkshire, Lancashire Independent College and the University of London (B.A., 1853; M.A., 1856), winning the University gold medal. He had become a member of the Congregational Church in 1847 and in 1856 sailed to join his father in Melbourne. After pastorates in Victoria at Bendigo in 1858-66 and Richmond...

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Edward Fowell Martin (1875–1950)

Edward Fowell Martin (1875-1950), soldier, accountant and public servant, was born on 22 August 1875 at Launceston, Tasmania, son of Edward Martin, pastoralist, and his wife Harriet Alice Louisa, née...

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