Australian Dictionary of Biography V16

Australian Dictionary of Biography V16

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Volume 16 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography is the last of four volumes to deal with the period 1940 1980, recording the lives of Australians whom many of us remember from the recent past. Maintaining the ADB's tradition of scholarship, Volume 16 reflects what changed and what remained constant in Australian society in the years of World War II and its aftermath. Viscount Slim, Archbishop Geoffrey Sambell, Sir Arthur Rylah, Dame Ivy Wedgwood and Eddie Ward, Sir John Storey and Sir Arthur Warner, Sir Thomas and Lady (Vera Deakin) White, Sir Sydney Rowell, Annie Sage, Rohan Rivett and Chester Wilmot, Kenneth Slessor, Danila Vassilieff, Loudon Sainthill, Alison Rehfisch, Christian Waller, Edna Walling, Lorna Stirling and Robert Tudawali, Sir Frederick Shedden, Sir Frederick and Lady Schonell, Sir Samuel Wadham, Sir Stephen Roberts, Sir Grenfell Price, Camilla Wedgwood and Theodor Strehlow, Jessie Street, Lance Sharkey, Kathleen Syme, Sir William Upjohn, Jean White-Haney and Julia Rapke, George Wallace junior, Oscar Seppelt and Jimmy Watson, Murray Beresford Roberts and Ronald Ryan- from governors-general, archbishops, politicians and militaryshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 644 pages
  • 167 x 259 x 50mm | 1,328g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522849970
  • 9780522849974
  • 1,016,913

About John Ritchie

Professor John Ritchie is general editor (since 1988) of the Australian Dictionary of Biography at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He taught Australian History at Monash University in 1964 65, and British and Australian History at the Faculty of Arts, ANU, from 1969 to 1987. He has published widely.show more

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'stylistically and intellectually cohesive, quite remarkably comprehensive... A remarkable gift to the nation' Stephen Murray-Smithshow more