Australian Dictionary of Biography

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The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

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The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University.


* *Proposed ADB entries for people who died 1991-2000* *

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Hussey Burgh Macartney (1799–1894)

Hussey Burgh Macartney

Hussey Burgh Macartney (1799-1894), Church of England clergyman, was born on 10 April 1799 in Dublin, the youngest son of Sir John Macartney, baronet, and his wife Catherine, second daughter of Walter Hussey Burgh, lord chief baron of the exchequer. After private schooling, Macartney in 1816 entered Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1821; M.A., B.D., and D.D., 1847). Made deacon on 21 September 1822 and ordained priest on 14 September 1823, he served in curacies at Banagher, Killoe and Killashee, and...

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John Charles Wright (1861–1933)

John Charles Wright (1861-1933), Anglican archbishop, was born on 19 August 1861 at Bolton, Lancashire, England, son of Rev. Joseph Farrall Wright, vicar of Christ Church, Bolton, and his wife Harriet,...

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