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2024

8 July 2024 New entries June 2024
New entries June 2024
31 May 2024 New entries May 2024
New entries added May 2024
1 May 2024 New entries April 2024
The following ADB entries have been published online throughout April 2024.
3 April 2024 New entries March 2024
The following entries have been added to the ADB throughout March 2024.
18 March 2024 Entries included in volume 20
The following list contains the names of all the people who will be included in volume 20 of the ADB.
1 March 2024 New ADB entries
The following entries have been added to the ADB throughout February 2024.
7 February 2024 New ADB entries
The following ADB entries have been added since November 2023.

2023

18 December 2023 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes, no 24
14 November 2023 Three new ADB entries
Three new ADB entries have been added
9 November 2023 Six new ADB entries
Six new ADB entries have been added
2 November 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry added
19 October 2023 Two new ADB entries
Two new ADB entries have been added to the website
16 October 2023 4 new ADB entries
Four new ADB entries added to the website
10 October 2023 Four new ADB entries
Four new ADB entries have been added
5 October 2023 New ADB entries
Six new ADB entries have been added
3 October 2023 New ADB entries
Eight new ADB entries have been added to the website.
15 September 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry published
11 September 2023 Quest for Indigenous Recognition Project
Quest for Indigenous Recognition Project
28 August 2023 Five new ADB entries
Five new ADB entries have been added
22 August 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry has been added
10 August 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry added
9 August 2023 Two new ADB entries added
Two new ADB entries added
2 August 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry
18 July 2023 Three new ADB entries
Three new ADB entries have been added
17 July 2023 Two new ADB entries added
Two new ADB entries added
4 July 2023 Two new ADB entries added
Two new ADB entries have been added
22 June 2023 Three new ADB entries
Three new ADB entries added
19 June 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry added
13 June 2023 Two new ADB entries added
Two new ADB entries have been added
6 June 2023 New ADB entry
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1 June 2023 Four new ADB entries added
Four new ADB entries have been added
17 May 2023 New ADB entry
A new ADB entry has been added
4 May 2023 New ADB entries
Three new ADB entries have been added
20 April 2023 New ADB entry
A new ADB entry has been added to the site
17 April 2023 New ADB entries
Nine new ADB entries added to the site
5 April 2023 New ADB entries
New ADB entries have been added
4 April 2023 New ADB entries
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3 April 2023 New ADB entries
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10 March 2023 New ADB entry
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9 March 2023 New ADB entry
New ADB entry added
8 March 2023 New ADB entries
Six new ADB entries added to website

2022

22 December 2022 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes, no 23
22 November 2022 New entries added to the ADB
Six new entries have been added to the ADB.
19 August 2022 New ADB Entries
10 new ADB entries published online

2021

28 August 2021 Biographical Dictionary of the House of Representatives
Biographical Dictionary of the House of Representatives project: Lives of the Men and Women of the House
29 March 2021 ADB volume 19
ADB volume 19 published

2020

17 December 2020 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes, no. 21

2019

23 December 2019 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes no. 20
17 April 2019 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes no.19

2018

15 March 2018 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes no.18

2017

14 March 2017 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes

2016

24 August 2016 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes
6 June 2016 True Biographies of Nations?
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2015

16 December 2015 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes
11 June 2015 Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes

2014

2 October 2014 Leichhardt map
Check out the ADB's new digital map of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in 1844-45
1 August 2014 Biography Footnotes
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2013

16 December 2013 Biography Footnotes
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2012

18 December 2012 Biography Footnotes
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28 August 2012 Digitised Biographies
Help us digitise Australian compendias of biography

2011

19 December 2011 Biography Footnotes
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17 October 2011 Biography Footnotes
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27 June 2011 Biography Footnotes
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