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New entries May 2024

Friday 31 May 2024

The following entries have been published throughout May 2024:

Freeman, Joan Maie (1918–1998) physicist

Kurringy (1798–1870) Aboriginal resistance leader, sailor, and sealer

Brash, Barbara Nancy (1925–1998) printmaker and painter

Tongerlongeter (1790–1837) warrior and leader

Foley, Clare Bridget (1913–1998) solicitor

Bear, Lindsay Alfred (1921–2000) army officer and engineer

Crompton, Barbara (1938–2000) actor, director, and drama lecturer