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Friday 19 August 2022

Check out the latest batch of ADB articles, published online on 19 August 2022: 

Sir Donald Bradman (1908–2001), cricketer, stockbroker, and cricket administrator   

Alexander Bolton (1926–1996), editor, publisher, and library administrator 

Elton Brash (1938–1998), vice-chancellor and international aid consultant  

Catherine Ellis (1935–1996), ethnomusicologist 

Peter Gilham (1925–1996), primary industry entrepreneur  

Gordon Gow (1919–2000), radio broadcaster, journalist, and actor  

David Sutton (1918–1999), medical practitioner and community leader 

Sir John Proud (1907–1997) and his brother Sir George Proud (1910–1976), businessmen 

Darcy Waters (1928–1997), bohemian, wharf labourer, and punter  

Howell Witt (1920–1998), Anglican bishop