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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John Storey (1869–1921)

John Storey

John Storey (1869-1921), boilermaker and premier, was born on 15 May 1869 at Currambene Creek, Shoalhaven, New South Wales, son of William Storey, shipbuilder, and his wife Elizabeth, née Graham, both English born. At the age of 6 he moved with his family to Balmain, Sydney. Educated at St Mary's Church of England School, Adolphus Street, he later attended night-school. Apprenticed at 14 as a boilermaker to Perdriau & West, he worked as a journeyman at Mort's Dock & Engineering Co. Ltd...

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Sir Frank Beaumont Moulden (1876–1932)

Sir Beaumont Arnold Moulden (1849-1926), lawyer and politician, and Sir Frank Beaumont Moulden (1876-1932), solicitor and mayor, were father and son. Beaumont was born on 19 October 1849 at Southwark,...

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