Fox, Karen: Australian Dictionary of Biography

Fox, Karen

The art and graft of the Australian Dictionary of Biography‘, The Conversation, 5 December 2014

The ADB has been publishing short biographies since 1966 and has been online since 2008.

The ADB has been hailed as one of Australia’s greatest resources for researchers, a valuable tool for school students, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in Australian history and biography. It is the story of Australia writ through the lives of some of the dynamic, engaging, eccentric, and even notorious people who have made and lived that history.

The article goes into detail about how ADB entries are compiled. A 1980s repository of Australian biographies, with many filmed interviews.

 

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