Australian Dictionary of Biography V9

Bede Nairn, Geoffrey Serle
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Australian Dictionary of Biography V9
Australian Dictionary of Biography V9

Published

31 December 1978

ISBN

9780522842739

Weight

1239g

Size

258mm x 164mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Australian Dictionary of Biography V9

Bede Nairn, Geoffrey Serle
A series comparable with other dictionaries of national biography.

Since 1962 the Australian Dictionary of Biography has been prepared by its staff in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. It provides concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of prominent men and women of this country who contributed their vision and energies to a growing nation.

Each entry is prepared by a leading scholar. The subjects come from all walks of life—from premiers, generals and bishops, through artists, actors and authors, farmers, engineers and schoolteachers, to prostitutes, thieves and murderers—providing a cross-section of Australian society.

This magnificent cumulative work continues to be a valuable and popular reference tool for all libraries, large and small.

Since 1962 the Australian Dictionary of Biography has been prepared by its staff in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. It provides concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of prominent men and women of this country who contributed their vision and energies to a growing nation.

Each entry is prepared by a leading scholar. The subjects come from all walks of life—from premiers, generals and bishops, through artists, actors and authors, farmers, engineers and schoolteachers, to prostitutes, thieves and murderers—providing a cross-section of Australian society.

This magnificent cumulative work continues to be a valuable and popular reference tool for all libraries, large and small.

About the author

Geoffrey Serle

Geoffrey Serle was one of Australia's most distinguished historians. He was Victorian Rhodes Scholar in 1947 and completed his doctorate at Oxford in 1950.

He was general editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography between 1975 and 1988. He is also a well-known author and his work has won several prestigious awards including the Ernest Scott prize, the National Book Council Banjo award and the Age Book of the Year. His published books include: The Melbourne Scene 1803-1956, The Golden Age, The Rush to be Rich, From Deserts the Prophets Come, John Monash: A Biography, Sir John Medley, For Australia and Labor: Prime Minister John Curtin.

Geoffrey Serle died in 1998.

About Geoffrey Serle

After teaching in the History Department at the University of Melbourne and editing Historical Studies from 1955 to 1963, Dr Serle became Reader in History at Monash University and later Professorial Fellow at the Australian National University where he was co-General Editor of volumes 7-10 and General Editor of volume 11 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Among his published works are The Golden Age, The Rush to be Rich, Sir John Monash and Robin Boyd.

About Bede Nairn

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