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New ADB entries

Monday 17 April 2023

Nine new ADB entries have been added for:

Edward Leslie Anderson (1921–1996), air force officer, written by Anna Williams

John Bastock (1908–1996) sailor, artist, and naval historian, written by Greg Swinden

Margaret Maude Berry (1906–2000), army officer and teacher, written by Meghan Adams

Clare Margaret Burton (1942–1998), anthropologist, employment equity researcher, and consultant, written by Melanie Nolan

John Frederick Davis (1936–1999), sculptor, written by Ken Scarlett

Heather McSwain (1921–1996), potter and designer, written by Dorothy  Erickson 

Jack Hobart Piddington (1910–1997), radar scientist and radio astronomer, written by Peter Robertson

Tanganutara (c.1805–1858), palawa woman, written by Gaye Sculthorpe

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (c. 1923–1998), Pintupi man and artist, written by Alec O’Halloran