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New entries March 2024

Wednesday 3 April 2024

The following entries have been added to the ADB throughout March 2024:

Hancock, Sir Valston Eldridge (Val) (1907–1998) air force officer

Jackomos, Alick (1924–1999) community leader, historian and wrestler

Merry, Isabelle Elizabeth (Belle) (1907–2000) Congregationalist minister and hospital chaplain

Reid, Howard Dudley (1908–1999) naval officer and business executive

Richmond, Joan Margaret (1905–1999) racing car driver and animal welfare worker

Rodriguez, Mary Catherine (Katie) (1920–1994) Catholic novice, cook and domestic

Stevenson, Sir Hugh David (1918–1998) naval officer

Tonkin, David Oliver (1929–2000) premier and ophthalmologist

Woodward, Philip Morgan (1912–1997) barrister, judge, and royal commissioner