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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.

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Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

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Purchasing Copies of the ADB

Copies of individual volumes, or of the whole set, of the Australian Dictionary of Biography may be purchased from the State Library of New South Wales bookshop at:

State Library of New South Wales
Library Shop Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
email: libshop@sl.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: (02) 9273 1611
Fax:(02) 9273 1249

Cost: vols 1 to 17: $82.50 each; vol 18: $140; supplement vol: $74.95
* the cost per volume does not include postage. Some volumes may now be out of print.

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