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Appendix 5

ADB Bibliography

Archives and manuscripts

ADB files, Q31, Australian National University Archives, Canberra.

Gibbney, Herbert James, Papers, MS 3131, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Gibbney worked for the ADB as a desk editor and on the Biographical Register between 1965 and 1984. Some of his ADB entries are included in his papers.]

Hancock, Keith, Papers, series 77, Australian National University Archives, Canberra.

McDonald, Donald Ian, Papers, MS 5147, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Includes copies of his ADB entries, correspondence with the general editors between 1968 and 1990 and papers relating to his time on the Commonwealth Working Party in 1989–90.]

Pike, Douglas, Papers, MS 6869, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Includes papers relating to his time as general editor of the ADB in 1962–73.]

Ritchie, John, Papers, MS ACC03/290, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Ritchie was general editor of the ADB in 1988–2002.]

Serle, Geoffrey, Papers, MS 6808, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Geoffrey Serle was general editor of the ADB in 1975–87.

Theses and unpublished papers

Calvert, John. ‘Douglas Pike (1908–1974): South Australian and Australian Historian’ (MA thesis, University of Adelaide, 2008).

Thompson, John. ‘Geoffrey Serle and His World: The Making of an Australian Historian’ (PhD thesis, The Australian National University, 2004). [The thesis was reworked into The Patrician and the Bloke: Geoffrey Serle and the Making of Australian History (Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2006).]

Oral history interviews

Cunneen, Chris. Interview with Geoffrey Bolton, 1998, TRC 3754, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Includes a discussion of some of Bolton’s predecessors and contemporaries such as Keith Hancock, Douglas Pike and Geoffrey Serle, as well as the early days of the ADB, and the falling out with Malcolm Ellis.]

Foster, Stephen. Interview with L. F. Fitzhardinge, 1992, ANU History Project, ANU Archives, Canberra.

Marsden, Susan. Interview with Jill Roe, 2005, TRC 5383, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Includes a discussion of Jill’s involvement with the ADB as an author, member of the NSW Working Party and chair of the Editorial Board in 1996–2006.]

Nolan, Melanie. Interview with Suzanne Edgar, 2012, ADB Archives.

Ross, Barbara. Interview with L. F. Fitzhardinge, 1987, TRC 2159, National Library of Australia, Canberra. [Includes a discussion of Laurie’s time working at the ANU, the influence of the ADB’s founder, Keith Hancock, and the launch of the dictionary. Also includes the typescript of an interview of Laurie, by Robin Gollan, about the Biographical Register.]

Secondary sources

‘A Job Whose Future Depends on the Past’, Canberra Times (22 December 1971), p. 15.

‘ADB Seeks Charitable Donations from Writers’, Newsletter (Australian Society of Authors), no. 8 (October 1990), Shame file, p. 3.

‘ADB Volume’, ANU Reporter (September 1990), p. 5.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Foreign Affairs Record, 59, no. 3 (March 1988), pp. 80–1.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography: Of the People, For the People’, ANU Reporter (April 1988), p. 4.

Birman, Wendy. ‘Sandgropers Immortalized: The Australian Dictionary of Biography—a Western Australian’, Early Days [Royal Western Australian Historical Society], 10, part 4 (1992), pp. 378–86.

‘“Bohemian” Breaks Missionary Stereotype’, ANU Reporter (25 March 1983), p. 6.

‘Boost for Biographical Dictionary’, ANU Reporter (April 1998), p. 2.

Brunton, Paul. ‘Mysterious Quotas’, Australian Book Review (February 2006), pp. 19–20.

Buchanan, R. A. ‘The British Contribution to Australian Engineering: The Australian Dictionary of Biography Entries’, Historical Studies, 20, no. 80 (1983), pp. 401–19.

Bui, Minh. ‘Record of Our Great Finds a Benefactor’, Sydney Morning Herald (25 March 1998), p. 8.

‘Dictionary Staff Honoured’, ANU Reporter (November 2002), p. 2.

Edgar, Sue and Campbell, Martha. ‘Obituary: Dictionary was Vocation of Nan Phillips’, ANU Reporter (May 1984), p. 6.

Ellis, M. H. ‘History without Facts’, Bulletin (22 September 1962), pp. 36–7.

Ellis, M. H. ‘Why I Have Resigned’, Bulletin (15 June 1963), pp. 25–31.

Griffin, James. ‘Revisionism or Reality? Daniel Mannix in the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Tirra Lirra, 6, no. 1 (1995), pp. 18–23.

Hefner, Robert. ‘Grant Boosts Work on Biography’, Canberra Times (20 March 1998), p. 5.

Hefner, Robert. ‘Volumes of Work in a Long Reign of Editing’, Canberra Times (27 February 2000), p. 36.

Langmore, Di. ‘Representing the Nation: The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, NLA News, 11, no. 11 (August 2001), pp. 18–9.

Langmore, Di. Response by ADB General Editor to Paul Brunton, Australian Book Review (May 2006), p. 4.

Langmore, Di. ‘Eminent Canberrans in Volume 17 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal (August 2008), pp. 13–7.

Langmore, Diane. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography: A National Asset’, Sydney Papers (Summer 2008), pp. 22–30.

Layland, Penelope. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography: Telling the Story’, National Library of Australia News (September 1993), pp. 4–6.

Moore, Andrew. ‘“History without Facts”: M. H. Ellis, Manning Clark and the Origins of the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 85, no. 2 (1999), pp. 71–84.

Moyal, Ann. Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1995), pp. 137–47.

Mozley, Ann. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies: Australia and New Zealand, 9, no. 35 (1960), pp. 313–4.

Nairn, Bede. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Teaching History, no. 17 (February 1967), pp. 5–7.

Neale, R. S. ‘The Colonies and Social Mobility: Governors and Executive Councilors in Australia, 1788–1856’, in Class and Ideology in the Nineteenth Century (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972), pp. 97–120.

Nolan, Melanie. ‘Who Deserves to be in the Australian Dictionary of Biography?’, <http://theconversation.edu.au/who-deserves-to-be-in-the-australian-dictionary-of-biography-233> (accessed 14 May 2012).

O’Leary, Timothy. ‘Truth, Justice and the ADB Way’, Quadrant (January–February 1991), pp. 75–80.

Page, Geoff. ‘A Dictionary of Public Figures’, in Collected Lives (North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1986), p. 1.

Pike, D. ‘Making a Biographical Dictionary’, in David Dufty, Grant Harman and Keith Swan (eds), Historians at Work: Investigating and Recreating the Past (Sydney: Hicks Smith & Sons, 1973), pp. 103–9.

Pike, Douglas. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Business Archives and History, 11, no. 2 (August 1962), pp. 185–6.

Pike, Douglas. ‘Historical Biography and Australian Libraries’, Papers [Library Association of Australia 13th Biennial Conference], 2 (1965), pp. 489–92.

Pike, Douglas. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Hemisphere (November 1966), pp. 8–10.

Pike, Douglas. ‘The Commemorative Business’, Scholarly Publishing, 1, no. 4 (1970), pp. 331–46.

Pike, Douglas. ‘The Making of a Biographical Dictionary’, Papers and Proceedings [Tasmanian Historical Research Association], 19, no. 4 (1972), pp. 139–46.

Powell, Graeme. ‘The Readers of “68”’, NLA News, 12, no. 2 (November 2001), pp. 14–6. [The readers included ADB editorial staff Martha Campbell, Jim Gibbney, Nan Phillips and Keith Hancock.]

‘Proud to Have Been Part of Such a Team’, ANU Reporter (26 September 1980), p. 1.

Rees, Jacqueline. ‘Editor of “Dictionary of Biography” Dies’, Canberra Times (21 May 1974), p. 3.

Robson, Lloyd. ‘The A.D.B.: International Precedent and the Australian Experience’, Meanjin, no. 3 (1980), pp. 389–98.

Rogers, Glenys. ‘Prime Minister to Launch Latest from ADB’, ANU Reporter (November 1990), p. 3.

Rubinstein, William D. ‘Jews in the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Jewish Historical Society, 29, part 2 (2008), pp. 212–7.

Rutledge, M. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, ANU Historical Journal, no. 4 (1967), pp. 71–2.

Ryan, Peter. ‘The ADB’, Quadrant (June 2000), pp. 87–8.

Simonds, Shelly. ‘Di Langmore Named Deputy General Editor of ADB’, ANU Reporter (November 1996), p. 3.

Smith, F. B. ‘Academics In and Out of the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, in F. B. Smith and P. Crichton (eds), Ideas for Histories of Universities in Australia (Canberra: Division of Historical Studies, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1990), pp. 1–14.

‘TLS Praises Australian Dictionary of Biography’, ANU Reporter (December 1986), p. 4.

Waller, Jean. ‘Four Down—Eight to Go in Mammoth Dictionary Project’, ANU Reporter (10 December 1971), p. 5.

Walsh, G. P. ‘The Preparation of a Dictionary Entry: The Case of Colonel Kempt’, R.M.C Historical Journal, 1 (March 1972), pp. 25–30.

Walsh, G. P. ‘“One and Two Dimensional Lives”: Writing for the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Voices: The Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia, 5, no. 3 (1995), pp. 92–100.

Walsh, Gerald. ‘Recording “the Australian Experience”: Hancock and the Australian Dictionary of Biography’, in D. A. Low (ed.), Keith Hancock: The Legacies of an Historian (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), pp. 249–68.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 1

‘A for Aaron, First Man In’, Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1966), p. 4.

‘An Entertaining Dictionary Tells of … the Colonial Mystery that Never Was’, Mercury [Hobart] (26 March 1966), p. 4.

Archdall, Don. ‘Lots of Lives—But Not Enough Life?’ Australian (7 May 1966), p. 9.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Newsletter [Royal Western Australian Historical Society], 5, no. 4 (May 1966), p. 2.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Bulletin, no. 239 (April 1966), pp. 2–3.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Walkabout, 32, no. 7 (July 1966), pp. 50, 52.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography Takes Shape’, Harvest [Hunter’s Hill, NSW] (July 1966), p. 41.

Baker, D. W. A. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography. Volume 1’, Australian Journal of Science, 30, no. 4 (October 1967), pp. 146–8.

‘Biographical Dictionary Released on Thursday’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (26 February 1966), p. 2.

‘Biographies’, West Australian (16 April 1966), p. 20.

Birch, Alan. ‘535 “Lives” in Our Early History’, Sydney Morning Herald (19 March 1966), p. 15.

Buick, W. G. ‘Whom Was Whom and Why’, Australian Book Review (April 1966), p. 112.

de Garis, B. K. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Critic [Adelaide] (29 April 1966), pp. 19–20.

Ellis, M. H. ‘Disaster in Australian Research’, Bulletin (26 March 1966), pp. 48–9.

‘Eminent Australians’, Times Literary Supplement (9 February 1967), p. 109.

F. B. S. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, University Gazette [Melbourne], 25, no. 10 (August 1966), p. 10.

‘First Volume in Biographical Series Ready’, Canberra Times (2 March 1966), p. 13.

‘First Volume of Dictionary of Biography Released in March’, Australian National University News, 3, no. 5 (March 1966), p. 1.

F. M. ‘Australian Biographical Dictionary’, Advocate [Melbourne] (24 March 1966), p. 16.

Griffin, James. ‘Australian Biographies’, Catholic Worker (June 1966), p. 16.

Grattan, C. Hartley. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 52, part 3 (September 1966), pp. 250–3.

Hayes, John. ‘Tasmania’s Pioneers—They’re a Mixed Bag’, Examiner [Launceston] (2 April 1966), p. 4.

H. H. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Descent, 3, part 1 (1966), p. 37.

J. K. M. ‘Prominent Pioneers Omitted from Biography’, Catholic Weekly (2 June 1966), p. 21.

McLachlan, Noel. ‘The Names in Our Past’, Age [Melbourne] (5 March 1966), p. 22.

Mant, J. H. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Quarterly, 28, no. 3 (September 1966), pp. 126–7.

Martin, A. W. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume I, 1788–1850, A–H’, Historical Studies: Australia & New Zealand, 12, no. 48 (April 1967), pp. 584–6.

Morrell, W. P. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of Pacific History, 2 (1967), pp. 234–5.

Moss, Robert. ‘Australians: A to H’, Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1966), p. 2.

‘Project Biography’, Canberra Times (12 March 1966), p. 11.

Robson, L. L. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 12, no. 2 (August 1966), pp. 307–9.

Stephens, S. W. ‘Biography Project Vast in Scope’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (22 February1966).

West, M. Julian. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Lot’s Wife [Monash University] (3 May 1966), p. 13.

Whitelock, Derek. ‘Australian Biography Dictionary’, Northern Daily Leader [Tamworth] (8 October 1966), p. 4.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 2

A. F. J. (Francis James). ‘Valuable Work of Reference’, Anglican [Sydney] (6 April 1967), p. 6.

Archdall, Don. ‘Biography with Balance’, Australian (25 March 1967), p. 9.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Ideas Bookseller (April 1967), p. 19.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Landfall [New Zealand] (March 1967), pp. 108–11.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Walkabout (June 1967), pp. 41, 45, 46.

Blainey, Geoffrey. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Papers and Proceedings [Tasmanian Historical Research Association], 15, no. 2 (November 1967), pp. 58–64. [review of Volumes 1 and 2]

Brissenden, Alan. ‘Australian Worthies from I to Z’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (6 May 1967), p. 12.

‘Chap Book: Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Times Literary Supplement (28 December 1967), p. 1263.

‘“Dictionary of Biography” Spans 62 Years’, Mercury [Hobart] (18 March 1967), p. 4.

Ellis, M. H. ‘Biography Soup’, Bulletin (10 June 1967), p. 82.

Farrow, Fergus. ‘More Australian Lives from the Past’, Educational Magazine [Victoria], 24, no. 4 (May 1967), pp. 178–9.

Grattan, C. Hartley. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 53, part 4 (December 1967), pp. 353–5.

Griffin, James. ‘Australian Biographies’, Catholic Worker (May 1967), p. 16.

Hay, John. ‘Biographies’, Courier-Mail [Brisbane] (11 March 1967), p. 2.

Hayes, John. ‘Pageant of Colourful Characters’, Examiner [Launceston] (4 March 1967), p. 4.

Hoffman, J. E. ‘Risks and Plunges in a Fragile World’, Herald [Melbourne] (7 March 1967), p. 26.

J. A. M. ‘Australian Biographical Dictionary Progresses’, Catholic Weekly (27 April 1967), p. 21.

J. B. W. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Gazette (University of Melbourne) (May 1967), pp. 15–6.

J. H. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Early Days [Royal Western Australian Historical Society], 6, part 6 (1967), pp. 85–7.

Johnston, George. ‘Early Australia—From I to Z’, Sydney Morning Herald (18 March 1967), p. 16.

Jones, Barry O. ‘Return to Pike’s Peak—Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Secondary Teacher (May 1967), p. 29.

Martin, A. W. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. II, 1788–1850, I–Z’, Historical Studies of Australia & New Zealand, 13, no. 49 (October 1967), pp. 132–3.

Murray-Smith, S. ‘Fathers that Begat Us’, Overland, no. 36 (May 1967), pp. 42–3.

M. W. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Left Review, no. 3 (June–July 1967), pp. 69–70.

‘Pike’s Own Time’, Canberra Times (20 March 1967), p. 3.

Robson, L. L. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historian [Journal of the Victorian Historical Association], no. 15 (April 1967), p. 21.

Sayers, Stuart. ‘Names from the Past’, Age [Melbourne] (11 March 1967), p. 23.

Whitelock, Derek. ‘Australian Notables’, Northern Daily Leader [Tamworth] (18 March 1967), p. 4.

Wilkes, G. A. ‘“Australian Dictionary of Biography”’, Southerly, no. 3 (1968), pp. 225–6. [review of Volumes 1 and 2]

Reviews of ADB, Volume 3

‘Australian Biographies’, West Australian (24 May 1969), p. 20.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Harvest [Hunter’s Hill, NSW] (June 1969), pp. 42–3.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Teaching History, 3, part 2 (September 1969).

‘Big-Hearted Bloke Book’, Times Literary Supplement (11 June 1970), p. 643.

Blainey, Geoffrey. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 14, no. 53 (October 1969), pp. 102–4.

Coleman, Peter. ‘Brute Scholarship’, Bulletin (5 July 1969), pp. 44–5.

de Garis, B. K. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 15, no. 3 (1969), pp. 153–4.

Dickey, Brian. ‘Taking Stock of Who’s Who’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (26 April 1969), p. 16.

F. M. ‘Dictionary of Biography’, Advocate [Melbourne] (8 May 1969), p. 18.

‘Great Men of Australia from 1851 to 1890’, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (26 June 1969).

Hayes, John. ‘It Took All Sorts to Build a Colony’, Examiner [Launceston] (7 June 1969), p. 7.

Hergenham, L. T. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Literary Studies, 4, no. 2 (1969), pp. 198–9.

Hicks, Neville. ‘From Archibald to Harriet Jemima Clisby’, Australian (26 April 1969), p. 17.

J. I. M. ‘Australian Biography has a Place in its Pages for Frauds’, Daily Examiner [Grafton] (12 May 1969), p. 10.

J. M. ‘Biographies of Early Settlers’, Catholic Weekly (1 May 1969), p. 21.

Johnson, Fay. ‘Australian Biographies Continued’, Educational Magazine, 26, no. 7 (August 1969), pp. 334–6.

Jones, Barry. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Secondary Teacher, no. 148 (August 1969), pp. 32–3.

‘Little Tommy Corrigan’, Telegraph [Sydney] (31 May 1969), p. 14.

‘Odd People Just Pop Up Unexpectedly’, South Pacific Post [Port Moresby] (6 June 1969), p. 34.

P. J. C. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian School Librarian (October 1969), p. 41.

Preston, Yvonne. ‘Of Australians and their Economic Origins’, Australian Financial Review (4 July 1969), p. 25.

Sayers, Stuart. ‘Brief Life Stories’, Age [Melbourne] (19 April 1969), p. 11.

Tebbutt, Geoffrey. ‘Yes, We had an Indian Orangeman’, Herald [Melbourne] (27 May 1969), p. 23.

Waldersee, James. Book review, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 57, part 2 (1971), pp. 182–5.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 4

‘A Memory for “Only 500”’, ANU Reporter (25 August 1972), p. 3.

Benson, Irving. ‘The Grave and the Gay’, Herald [Melbourne], 6 February 1973, p. 22.

Blainey, Geoffrey. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Gazette [University of Melbourne], 29, no. 2 (June 1973), p. 16.

Cannon, Michael. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Age [Melbourne] (2 September 1972), p. 14.

Coleman, Peter. ‘A Fruit of Federation’, Bulletin (18 November 1972), p. 58.

Costigan, Michael. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Sunday Review [Melbourne] (2 September 1972).

Dickey, Brian. ‘Luminaries and Rogues’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (14 October 1972), p. 20.

Evans, Lloyd. Book review, Historian (Journal of the Victorian Historical Association), no. 25 (October 1973), pp. 79–80.

Grattan, C. Hartley. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 15, no. 61 (October 1973), pp. 780–1.

Jones, Barry. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Secondary Teacher, no. 181 (November–December 1972), p. 23.

Lack, John. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Monash Reporter (11 October 1972), p. 6.

Molony, John N. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, RMC Historical Journal, 2 (1973), pp. 56–8.

‘New Volume for Biography Dictionary’, Harvest [Hunter’s Hill, NSW], no. 1 (January–February 1973), p. 31.

Selth, P. A. ‘An Invaluable Asset: The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal (March 1974), p. 71.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 5

Aitkin, Don. ‘Words in Print are the Bones of Ghosts that Haunt You’, National Times (6–11 September 1976), p. 28.

‘Aussie Myth not Dinkum’, Sunday Mail [Adelaide] (9 November 1975), p. 33.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Newsletter [Royal Western Australian Historical Society], 13, no. 10 (November–December 1974), pp. 6–7.

Baker, D. W. A. ‘More Lives in Brief’, Canberra Times (18 October 1974), p. 13.

Dickey, Brian. ‘Respect and Roguery’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (31 May 1975), p. 28.

Dugan, Dennis. ‘The Nation Builders from K to Q’, Age [Melbourne] (21 September 1974), p. 17.

Grattan, C. Hartley. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 16, no. 64 (April 1975), pp. 462–4.

Robson, L. L. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Gazette [University of Melbourne], 30, no. 5 (December 1974), pp. 11–2.

Selth, D. V. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal (March 1976), pp. 37–8.

Start, Kenneth B. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Gazette [University of Melbourne], 30, no. 5 (December 1974), pp. 11–2.

Thompson, Roger C. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, RMC Historical Journal, 4 (1975), pp. 43–6.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 6

Adams, Ted. ‘“Monumental”—A Just Claim’, Advocate [Melbourne] (14 April 1977), p. 15.

Cannon, Michael. ‘Those Who Shaped Our Early History’, Age [Melbourne] (30 October 1976), ‘Books’, p. 19.

Cockburn, Stewart. ‘History—Warts and All’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (15 October 1976), p. 7.

Featherstone, Guy. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Victorian Historical Journal, 49, no. 4 (November 1978), pp. 240–1.

Hoffman, John. ‘The Italians were Coming’, Herald [Melbourne] (19 October 1976), p. 25.

Jones, Barry. ‘Half Way Point’, Overland, no. 66 (1977), pp. 71–2.

L. T. H. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Literary Studies, 8, no. 1 (May 1977), pp. 108–9.

McLachlan, N. D. ‘Australia to 1890: The Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 18 (October 1978), pp. 339–44.

McQueen, Humphrey. ‘The RSSS Estate’, Nation Review (13–19 January 1977), p. 309.

Rappolt, Patricia. ‘Encapsulating Biographies’, Canberra Times (16 October 1976), p. 10.

R. C. B. ‘Frame Refired’, Mercury [Hobart] (13 November 1976), p. 6.

Ruhen, Olaf. ‘The Famous from A to Zox’, Australian (24 November 1976), p. 10.

Souter, Gavin. ‘The Best Lives of Our Years’, Sydney Morning Herald (16 October 1976), ‘Weekend Magazine’, p. 13; and West Australian (27 November 1976), ‘Magazine’, p. 35.

Townsend, Norma. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal (March 1977), pp. 23–4.

Whitington, Don. ‘Book Review’, Riverine Herald [Echuca] (14 March 1977), p. 6.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 7

Blake, Les. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, 151, no.2, Victorian Historical Journal (May 1980), pp. 115–6.

Cannon, Michael. ‘Famous Australians Who Left Too Soon’, Age [Melbourne] (28 July 1979), p. 25; and Newcastle Morning Herald (11 August 1979), p. 6.

Carnell, Ian. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal, no. 5 (March 1980), pp. 38–9.

Davies, Chris Lawe. ‘The Book Column’, Chronicle [Adelaide] (10 October 1979).

Dickey, Brian. ‘Collection with Character’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (25 August 1979), p. 25.

Frizell, Helen. ‘Dictionary of Gossip’, Sydney Morning Herald (28 July 1979), p. 17.

Hawken, Noel. ‘Doctor’s Strange Mixture’, Herald [Melbourne] (31 July 1979), p. 22.

Kenny, John. ‘A Gift from God to a Biographer’, Bulletin (21 August 1979), pp. 83-4.

McQueen, Humphrey. ‘Flourishing in War and Strife’, National Times (6 October 1979), p. 54.

Mansfield, Bruce. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 19, no. 75 (October 1980), pp. 296–8.

Petersen, J. ‘Facts on Noted People’, Advocate [Melbourne] (30 August 1979), p. 16.

Roderick, Colin. ‘A Rich Prize’, Townsville Daily Bulletin (24 October 1979), p. 8.

Ward, Peter. ‘Who Was Who in Australia?’ Australian (8–9 September 1979), ‘Mag’, p. 10.

Watson, Don. ‘Everything but the Warts’, Australian Book Review (April 1980), p. 11.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 8

Cannon, Michael. ‘Rogues and Notables from Australia’s Past’, Age [Melbourne] (19 September 1981), p. 31.

Corris, Peter. ‘Insight into Years of Great Adventure’, National Times (11–17 October 1981), p. 41.

Jones, Barry. ‘Disappointing Crop’, Overland, no. 88 (July 1982), pp. 61–2.

McDonald, D. I. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal (March 1982), pp. 36–7.

Pringle, John Douglas. ‘English Lives are More Interesting’, Sydney Morning Herald (8 May 1982), ‘Good Weekend’, p. 45.

Robson, L. L. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 20, no. 78 (April 1982), pp. 117–9.

Sprod, Dan. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Papers and Proceedings [Tasmanian Historical Research Association], 29, no. 1 (March 1982), p. 34.

‘Valuable Reference and Research on Australians’, Catholic Advocate [Melbourne] (8 October 1981), p. 14.

Ward, Peter. ‘Another 672 Who Shaped the Nation’, Australian (9–10 January 1982), ‘Mag’, p. 9.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 9

Dickey, Brian. ‘Greats and Others Worth Knowing’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (26 November 1983), p. 32.

Harris, John. ‘Two to Pore Over. Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Daily Sun [Brisbane] (8 October 1983).

Jones, Barry. ‘The Naming of Names’, Overland, no. 96 (September 1984), pp. 69–70.

Macintyre, Stuart. ‘A Monumental Series Marches On’, Age [Melbourne] (1 October 1983), ‘Books’, p. 18.

Main, J. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Historical Studies, 21, no. 83 (October 1984), pp. 300–1.

Millar, T. B. ‘People in Australia’s History’, Canberra Times (4 August 1984), p. 16.

Rennick, Elizabeth. ‘A Chunk of History in 678 Portraits’, Advocate [Melbourne] (26 January 1984), p. 14.

Ward, Leonard. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal, [NS] no. 13 (March 1984), pp. 35, 46.

Waterson, Duncan. ‘Anzac Dominates Biographical Visit to “Old Australia”’, Australian (5–6 November 1983), ‘Mag’, p. 19.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 10

Campion, Edmund. ‘The Judges and Jokers of the ADB’, Bulletin (29 July 1986), pp. 86–7.

Childs, Kevin. ‘The Alliterative Elect’, Australian Book Review (December 1986 – January 1987), pp. 20–1.

Davenport-Jones, Richard. ‘All Sorts and Condition’, Times Literary Supplement (14 November 1986), p. 1263.

Dugan, Dennis. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Victorian Historical Journal, 58, no. 2 (June 1987), pp. 43, 45.

Else-Mitchell, R. Book review, Canberra Historical Journal (September 1986), p. 19.

Fewster, Alan. ‘Glimpses of History in an Adventurous Tome’, Australian (23 July 1986), p. 18.

Jones, Barry. ‘Mannix, Monash and a Cast of Hundreds’, Overland, no. 106 (1987), pp. 72–3.

Macintyre, Stuart. ‘Eminent Australian Heroes and Eccentrics’, Age [Melbourne] (26 July 1986), ‘Saturday Extra’, p. 10.

McQueen, Humphrey. ‘Typical Bloody Aussies, and their Women’, National Times on Sunday (17 August 1986), ‘Books’, p. 34.

O’Leary, Timothy. ‘Daniel Mannix: The Dictionary of Biography’s Hatchet Job’, AD2000: A Journal of Religious Opinion (April 1988), pp. 12, 13.

Roderick, Colin. ‘Australia’s (Mostly) Notables’, Courier-Mail [Brisbane] (16 May 1987), ‘Books’, p. 7.

York, Barry. ‘Makers of Australia’, Canberra Times (13 September 1986), p. B3.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 11

Clarke, Patricia. Book review, Canberra Historical Journal, no. 23 (March 1989), pp. 49-50.

Dickey, Brian. ‘Spectrum of Life Preferred to Stories of Derring-Do’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (26 November 1988), ‘Books’, p. 7.

Dutton, Geoffrey. ‘Wonderful Windows to a Variety of Lives’, Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1988), p. 90.

Duyker, Edward. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Quarterly Bulletin [Sutherland Shire Historical Society], no. 67 (February 1989), pp. 424–5.

Jones, Barry. ‘A Salute to Geoff Serle’, Overland, no. 114 (1989), pp. 89–90.

Kizilos, Kathy. ‘Variety of Human Experience’, Herald [Melbourne] (28 October 1988), p. 16.

Murray-Smith, Stephen. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, 23, no. 91 (October 1988), pp. 206–7.

York, Barry. ‘Keeping “Egalitarianism” Alive’, Canberra Times (12 November 1988), ‘Magazine: Books’, p. B4.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 12

Campion, Edmund. ‘Greats and Not-So-Greats’, Bulletin (13 November 1990), p. 126.

Connolly, Anne. ‘Looking Back from Here to Eternity’, Australian (6 November 1990), p. 9.

Corris, Peter. ‘Eternally Yours, A. M. Stace’, Australian (3 November 1990), ‘Review’, p. 6.

Duyker, Edward. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’. Quarterly Bulletin [Sutherland Shire Historical Society], no. 75 (February 1991), p. 633.

Fitzgerald, Ross. ‘First-Class Glimpse of Remarkable Lives’, Age [Melbourne] (17 November 1990), ‘Extra: Books’, p. 8.

Hasluck, Paul. ‘Milestone in Truly National Project’, Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, no. 64 (May 1991), pp. 73–4.

Hill, Robin. ‘Australians Bound’, Sydney Morning Herald (6 October 1990), ‘Books’, p. 78.

Jones, Barry. ‘The End of the Beginning’, Overland, no. 122 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 67–9.

Jones, Helen. ‘Beyond Who’s Who’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (10 November 1990), ‘People’, p. 16.

MacCulloch, Jennifer. Book review, Culture and Policy, 3, no. 2 (1991), pp. 121–5.

Robinson, T. J. Book review, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Association, 77, part 1 (June 1991), p. 69.

Shields, John. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Labour History, no. 60 (May 1991), pp. 141–3.

Spate, Oscar. ‘All Sorts and Conditions’, Canberra Times (3 November 1990), p. B5.

Walker, David. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, 25 (April 1992), pp. 130–1.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 13

Barrett, John. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 65, no. 1 (June 1994), pp. 64–5.

Blainey, Geoffrey. ‘Lives of the Rich and Famous’, Age [Melbourne] (5 December 1993), p. 7.

Campion, Edmund. ‘ABC of Australian Lives’, Bulletin (30 November 1993), p. 105.

Corris, Peter. ‘Mean-Spirited’, Letter to the editor, Australian (18–19 December 1993), p. 16.

Craven, Peter. ‘Pitched at Cricket Fans’, Australian (22 December 1993), p. 14.

Cutlack, Marianne. ‘Too Many Allowed into the Club’, Australian (11–12 December 1993), ‘Review’, p. 6.

Fogarty, Michael. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, 20, no. 3 (August–October 1994), pp. 63–4.

Frappell, Ruth. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography: Very Readable’, History (December 1994), pp. 18–9.

Jones, Barry. ‘A New Beginning’, Overland, no. 136 (1994), pp. 80–2.

Lucas, Robin. ‘ABC of Australian Lives’, Bulletin (30 November 1993), p. 105.

McClelland, Jim. ‘A Face that Launched a Thousand (er, 670) Obits’, Sydney Morning Herald (27 November 1993), p. 30.

‘Ordinary Lives Extolled’, Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1993), ‘Good Weekend Magazine’, p. 7.

Price, Barry. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, 1940–1980: A–De’, Canberra Historical Journal, no. 33 (March 1994), p. 40.

Ritchie, John. ‘Not Guilty of Omission’, Letter to the editor, Australian (12 January 1994), ‘Higher Education Supplement’, p. 16.

Roderick, Colin. ‘From Barmaids to Bishops’, Townsville Bulletin (21 January 1994), p. 24.

Rolfe, Patricia. ‘Dictionary of Our National Soul’, Bulletin (24 August 1993), p. 90.

Snape, Robyn. ‘The Australian Dictionary of Biography’, National Historic Racing Register Newsletter, no. 137 (1 October 1994), p. 2.

Walter, James. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, 26, no. 104 (April 1995), pp. 487–9.

Warden, Ian. ‘The Great and the Small’, Canberra Times (9 December 1993), ‘Capital Letter’, p. 10.

Webby, Elizabeth. ‘People Who Made a Nation’, Sydney Morning Herald (4 December 1993), ‘Spectrum’, p. 10A.

York, Barry. ‘Motley Mosaic of Native Sons’, Canberra Times (11 December 1993), p. C14.

Reviews of ADB CD-ROM

Carlyle, Diane and Nick Walker. ‘Hot off the Academic Press’, Australian (7 May 1997), ‘Higher Education Supplement’, p. 38.

Dunlevy, Maurice. ‘7000 Australians at Your Fingertips’, Canberra Times (22 February 1997), p. C11.

Morris, Deirdre. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography CD-ROM’, Guide to New Australian Books, 7, no. 2 (March 1997), p. 63.

Morton, Richard. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography CD-ROM’, Rostrum [Carlton], 15, no. 2 (April 1997), pp. 22–4.

Stephens, Laraine. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography CD-ROM’, Orana, 33, no. 3 (August 1997), p. 164.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 14

‘Biographies Strike Balance’, Townsville Bulletin (14 December 1996).

Blainey, Geoffrey. ‘Men with a Mission’, Australian’s Review of Books (March 1997), pp. 26–7.

Bridge, Carl. ‘Good Blokes and Others’, Times Literary Supplement (16 October 1998), p. 10.

Campion, Edmund. ‘Riches Galore in Illuminating Profile’, Bulletin (5 November 1996), pp. 86-7.

Coleman, Peter. ‘The Book of Life’, Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1997), ‘Spectrum’, p. 10.

Craven, Peter. ‘Prominent and Notorious’, Australian (2 October 1996), p. 33.

Crawford, Wayne. ‘Home-Town Hero’, Mercury [Hobart] (4 November 1996), pp. 29, 34.

Dunlevy, Maurice. ‘Portrait of a Population: The Latest Instalment’, Canberra Times (12 October 1996).

Hyslop, Robert. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal, no. 42 (September 1998), p. 41.

McCaughey, Davis. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, no. 111 (October 1998), pp. 390–1.

McCooey, David. ‘A Great Australian Institution’, Age [Melbourne] (25 January 1997), ‘Books’, p. 8.

Maloney, Shane. ‘Bringing the Dead Back to Life’, Age [Melbourne] (6 October 1996), p. 7.

Roe, Jill. ‘Never-Ending Job’, Letter to the editor, Bulletin (15 June 1999), p. 10.

Sheehan, Martin. ‘An Optimistic Era’, News Weekly (28 June 1997), pp. 20–1.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 15

‘Australian History’, Australian (5 April 2000), ‘Higher Education Supplement’, p. 36.

Campion, Edmund. ‘The Where and Why of Who’, Bulletin (30 May 2000), p. 101.

Capp, Geraldine. ‘Personal Mosaics of Our National Picture’, West Australian (14 April 2000), p. 35.

Cappello, Anthony. ‘History’s Passions, Prejudices’, News Weekly (12 August 2000), p. 20.

Carmody, John. Response to Peter Coleman, Australian (29–30 April 2000), p. 18.

Coleman, Peter. ‘Lives that Made the Cut’, Australian (22–23 April 2000), ‘Books’, p. 11.

Coleman, Peter. Response to John Carmody, Australian (29–30 April 2000), p. 18.

Crawford, Wayne. ‘Mosaic of Australia’, Sunday Tasmanian (19 November 2000), p. 17.

Hoyle, Arthur. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Canberra Historical Journal, no. 46 (September 2000), pp. 36–7.

Jones, Philip. ‘Extraordinary People’, Sydney Morning Herald (30 September 2000), ‘Spectrum’, p. 5.

McGinness, Mark. ‘From Pollies to Piemen’, Courier-Mail [Brisbane] (29 April 2000), ‘Weekend’, p. 7.

McGinness, Mark. ‘Books of the Year’, Australian (9–10 December 2000), ‘Review’, p. 12.

Moran, Rod. ‘Who’s Youse’, West Australian (27 May 2000), ‘Big Weekend’, p. 7.

Ryan, Lyndall. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, 32, no. 116 (April 2001), pp. 153–4.

Thomas, Mark. ‘Revisiting the Lives of 682 Australians’, Canberra Times (20 May 2000), ‘Panorama’, p. 24.

Wallace-Crabbe, Chris. ‘Black Jack to Slim Jim’, Age [Melbourne] (1 July 2000), p. 8.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 16

‘Australian Biography’, Australian (6 November 2002), p. 26.

‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Age [Melbourne] (18 January 2003), p. 8.

Griffin, James. ‘Bio-Picks’, Eureka Street, 13, no. 2 (March 2003), pp. 45–7.

Jory, Rex. ‘History’s Cool Gaze Plays No Favourites’, Advertiser [Adelaide] (13 November 2002), p. 22.

Moyal, Ann. ‘Remarkable Cavalcade of Australians’, Canberra Times (23 November 2002), ‘Panorama’, p. 16.

O’Brien, Anne. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Australian Historical Studies, 35, no. 123 (April 2004), pp. 181–2.

Reviews of ADB supplement volume

Davidson, Jim. ‘Lest We Forget’, Age [Melbourne] (14 January 2006), p. 19.

Forsyth, Holly Kerr. ‘Planting Some Gift Ideas’, Australian (17–18 December 2005), p. 56.

Hope, Deborah. ‘Missing Persons’, Australian (29 September 2001), ‘Books’, pp. 2-3.

Moran, Rod. ‘A Definitive Look at the Past’, West Australian (14 January 2006), ‘Weekend Extra’, p. 7.

Stephens, Tony. ‘Recognition at Last for Mad Dan and Granny’, Age [Melbourne] (3 December 2005), p. 3.

Reviews of ADB, Volume 17

Christie, David. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Newcastle Herald (9 February 2008), ‘Weekender’, p. 31.

Davidson, Jim. ‘History is Catching up with Us’, Age [Melbourne] (19 January 2008), p. 19.

Forsyth, Holly Kerr. ‘Gifts that Give Again’, Australian (8–9 December 2007), p. 64.

Glover, Dennis. ‘Grasping our National Evolution through History Makers’, Australian (2 February 2008), p. 12.

Pickering, Paul. ‘Australian Dictionary of Biography’, Labour History, no. 95 (November 2008), pp. 271–3.

Wilks, Stephen. ‘Dictionary Speaks Volumes of Our History’, Canberra Times (8 December 2007), ‘Panorama’, p. 15.

Review of ADB, Volume 18

McGinness, Mark. ‘The Aussie Experience’, Canberra Times (13 July 2013), ‘Panorama’, p. 23.

Millmow, Alex. ‘Canberrans Who Steered the Course of Australia’, Canberra Times (4 December 2012), p. 11.


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