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New ADB entries

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Six new ADB entries have been added to the website:

Frederick Henry Gruen (1921-1997), economist and government advisor, written by Bruce Chapman

Graeme Spence Irvine (1931–1998), humanitarian worker, written by Graham Downie

Mary Stewart Douglas (1904–1999), Girl Guide commissioner and army officer, written by Anthony Laube

Sir Otto Herzberg Frankel (1900–1998), plant scientist, written by Jim Peacock and Liz Dennis

Joan Dorothy Long (1925–1999), film producer, director, and screen writer, written by Anne Pender 

Margery Scott-Young (1912–1997), surgeon, written by John Carmody and Brenda Heagney