Australian Dictionary of Biography

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: Use double quotes to search for a phrase

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

ADB Medal

The ADB Medal is awarded to people who have given long and distinguished service to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Martha Campbell, 2002
Bede Nairn, 2002
John Ritchie, 2002
Gerry Walsh, 2002
Joyce Gibberd, 2002
John Love, 2002
A. G. L. Shaw, 2002
Spencer Routh, 2003
Frank Strahan, 2003 (posthumous)
Kenneth Cable, 2003
Alec Hill, 2004
John Poynter, 2004
Wendy Birman, 2004
Jennifer Harrison, 2008
Diane Langmore, 2009
Darryl Bennett, 2009
Helen Jones, 2010
Ann Rand, 2010
Geoffrey Bolton, 2012
John Lack, 2012 
Michael Roe, 2012
Chris Cunneen, 2015
Peter Howell, 2016
Jill Roe, 2016
Beverley Kingston, 2022

Return to About Us