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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you may find an individual’s birth, marriage, and death information. You may also find the names of the individual’s parents, children, or other family members. Use this information sparingly, because it may sometimes be inaccurate.
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''[[Australia|Australia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Australia_Biography|Biography]]''
  
Some brief biographies have been gathered and published in collective biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or biographical dictionaries. Often these collective biographies only include biographies of prominent citizens of Australia. Others feature biographies of specific groups of people, such as Aborigines.
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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you can read about a person's life. You may find an individual’s birth, marriage, and death information, and perhaps the names of the individual’s parents, children, or other family members. 
  
The following are significant biographical encyclopedias:
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== Individual Biographies  ==
  
''Who’s Who in Australia''. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Herald and Weekly Times, 1906, 1912, 1922, 1927, 1935, 1955, 1997. (Family History Library Call Number 994 D3aL 1997.)
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Often these collective biographies only include biographies of prominent citizens of Australia. Others feature biographies of specific groups of people, such as Aborigines.If a biography exists for one of your ancestors, you may be able to find a reference to it on the Internet. Search for "[family name] [name of locality]".  
  
''The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians''. Eight Volumes. Nedlands, W.A., Australia: University of Western Australia, 1988–1994. (Family History Library Call Number 994.1 D36bd. This work includes three volumes on Aborigines.
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== Biography Collections  ==
  
The Family History Library does not generally collect individual biographies, but they do have many collective biographies that are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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Some biographies have been gathered and published in a group. These are sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or biographical dictionaries. Significant biographical encyclopedias include the following.<br>
  
AUSTRALIA - BIOGRAPHY
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*[http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition.]
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*''Australian dictionary of biography.'' Douglas Pike, et.al., ed. 16 vol. Carlton, Victoria&nbsp;: Melbourne University Press, 1966-2005. (FHL {{FHL|204479|title-id|disp=book 994 D36a}}.)<br>
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*''Who's who in Australia - 1997.'' Melbourne, Victoria&nbsp;: Information Australia, 1906-.&nbsp; (FHL {{FHL|1222126|title-id|disp=book 994 D3aL}}. The FHL also has editions [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1222116 1906], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1222120 1912], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1222122 1922], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1222123 1927], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1222124 1935], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F808695 1955].<br>
  
Additional Biographies may be located by adding State and or Town to a Place Search.
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*''The Dictionary of Famous Australians''. Ann Atkinson, author. 2nd ed. St. Leonards, Australia&nbsp;: Allen &amp; Unwin, c1995. (FHL {{FHL|745108|title-id|disp=book 994 D36a 1995}}.)<br>
  
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - BIOGRAPHY
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== Family History Library  ==
  
AUSTRALIA, [STATE], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
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The Family History Library does not generally collect individual biographies, but they do have some collections. To find these, use the Place Search in the catalog under:
  
You can also find some biographical information in Australian encyclopedias. For more information see the "[[Australia Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]" section of this outline.
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Additional biographies may be located by adding the name of the state and or town to your search.
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Australian encyclopedias may contain biographies. For more information, read the [[Australia Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]] article.&nbsp;
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== Biographical Reference  ==
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*[http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/browse_people_T_10.htm ''Australian Dictionary of Biography''] online edition.<br>
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*''Australasian biographical archive (ANZO-BA)&nbsp;: a one-alphabet cumulation of 181 English-language biographical reference works originally published between 1800 and 1980''. Victor Herrero, ed. Mediavilla Munich, Germany&nbsp;: Sauer, 1993-1995. (FHL {{FHL|723827|title-id|disp=book 994 D32m}}; {{FHL|723827|title-id|disp=fiche 6140737-6140787}}.) <br>
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Latest revision as of 19:50, 12 July 2013

Australia Gotoarrow.png Biography

A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you can read about a person's life. You may find an individual’s birth, marriage, and death information, and perhaps the names of the individual’s parents, children, or other family members. 

Contents

Individual Biographies

Often these collective biographies only include biographies of prominent citizens of Australia. Others feature biographies of specific groups of people, such as Aborigines.If a biography exists for one of your ancestors, you may be able to find a reference to it on the Internet. Search for "[family name] [name of locality]".

Biography Collections

Some biographies have been gathered and published in a group. These are sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or biographical dictionaries. Significant biographical encyclopedias include the following.

  • The Dictionary of Famous Australians. Ann Atkinson, author. 2nd ed. St. Leonards, Australia : Allen & Unwin, c1995. (FHL book 994 D36a 1995.)

Family History Library

The Family History Library does not generally collect individual biographies, but they do have some collections. To find these, use the Place Search in the catalog under:

AUSTRALIA - BIOGRAPHY

Additional biographies may be located by adding the name of the state and or town to your search.

AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - BIOGRAPHY

AUSTRALIA, [STATE], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY

Australian encyclopedias may contain biographies. For more information, read the Encyclopedias and Dictionaries article. 

Biographical Reference

  • Australasian biographical archive (ANZO-BA) : a one-alphabet cumulation of 181 English-language biographical reference works originally published between 1800 and 1980. Victor Herrero, ed. Mediavilla Munich, Germany : Sauer, 1993-1995. (FHL book 994 D32m; fiche 6140737-6140787.)

 

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