Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs: Australian Naval Personalities: Lives from the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 17
Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 17



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by
Gregory P. Gilbert

Abstract

This volume contains a selection of naval personalities that have been previously published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB). Since 1966 the ADB has expanded, incorporating the lives of many of Australia’s most famous and infamous personalities, and currently the work runs into 16 biographical volumes which now cover individuals who passed away prior to 1980. By including some of the most interesting naval personalities from the ADB within this volume it is hoped that a wider audience may gain familiarity with the deep and lasting contribution that these individuals have made to Australian maritime and national affairs. The selected biographies include naval officers, sailors, administrators, and professionals who have made a lasting contribution to Australia.