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Master of Biographical Research & Writing
Master of Biographical Research & Writing

Master of Biographical Research & Writing

The NCB's Master of Biographical Research & Writing equips students with a thorough theoretical and critical grounding in biography, and with the skills and opportunity to undertake their own biographical projects

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Obituaries Australia
Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia is published by the National Centre of Biography and consists of digitised copies of obituaries published in Australian newspapers, journals and magazines

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Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes

Biography Footnotes

The NCB's newsletter is published three times a year and contains information about our activities as well as news about biography in Australia

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Digitisation Facility
Digitisation Facility

Digitisation Facility

The NCB's Digitisation Facility specialises in scanning oversize, fragile and bound material. It is available to all researchers on a cost-recovery basis

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Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Dictionary of Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Published by the NCB, the ADB contains concise, scholarly biographies of over 12,500 significant and representative Australians

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Biography Reading Group
Biography Reading Group

Biography Reading Group

The NCB's Biography Reading Group meets monthly to discuss issues about the writing of biography with some of Australia's leading biographers

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News & events

20
Mar
‘14

Biography Workshop, 27 March 2014

Guest Speaker: Peter Fitzpatrick whose book, The Two Frank Thrings, won the National Biography Prize in 2012. Date: Thursday 27th March Time: 12.00...

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16
Dec
‘13

Biography Footnotes, no 12, 2013

The latest edition of the NCB's newsletter, Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. In it you will find transcripts of Malcolm Turnbull...

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20
Nov
‘13

The ADB's Story

The National Centre of Biography invites you to the launch, by the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, of The ADB’s Story, at the ANU on Wednesday, 4...

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Research profile

Niki Francis

Niki Francis is one of six PhD students at the National Centre of Biography. She began her PhD about artist Rosalie Gascoigne at the beginning of this year but has felt a connection with her for much longer, having first seen her work at an exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2004. ‘The immediacy and beauty of her work, the concreteness, the allusiveness took my imagination by surprise’, says Niki. Her feeling of connectedness with Rosalie was strengthened when she learnt...

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