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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Australian Biography Sources

Some great sources

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 1-12 C.D. Rom
Contains 7, 213 entries pub 1997 sourced from the original 12 volumes published plus cumulative indexes. The database may be searched by name, occupation, place of birth etc
Australian CD Rom School Project & Home Reference Library
Contains over 1000 biographies on famous Australians plus local histories & maps various Pub 1998 CD ROM
Australias Fighting Sons of the Empire CD Rom 2007
Compilation of biographies and photographs (mainly WA) who fought in WW1 288pp Archive CD Books South Australia
Australian Pioneer & Reminiscences CD Rom
Originally published in 1896 covers Australian life 1849 1894 includes 150 portraits Pub 2007 by Archive Books South Australia

Who's Who in Australia 1906+

Who's Who in Australia 1997
Contains more than 10,500 biographical references to leading Australians whose details include: Full name of father & mother; Birth date and place; Date of marriage and to whom; Full name of father-in-law; Number of sons /daughters; Name of mother & mother-in-law including maiden names

Dictionary of Australian Biography
Percival SEARLE
Angus & Robertson 1949
Reproduction online, indexed, with photos can be downloaded and printed

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition

Who is in ADB online
The online edition has 10,000 articles on 11, 237 persons (all deceased) some articles are on more than one person. All articles have been sourced from the published book volumes produced from 1966 2005
Volumes 1 2 Deal with the period 1788 1859
Volumes 3 6 Deal with the period 1851 1890
Volumes 7 12 Deal with the period 1891 1939
Volumes 13 16 Deal with the period 1940 1980

Note that many of the print publications can be found in many major libraries.

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