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Life Sentences

Since 2009, NCB staff have been contributing a column, 'Life Sentences' to the ANU Reporter. The columns discuss people and themes in the Australian Dictionary of Biography and its companion websites Obituaries Australia and People Australia.

Melanie Nolan, 'It's time to update an important register of eminent people in Australia's history', ANU Reporter, vol 48, no 1, Autumn 2017, p 60

Brian Wimborne, 'The nation’s first leader was Edmund Barton but it might easily have been otherwise', ANU Reporter, vol 47, no 4, Summer 2016, p 62

Nicole McLennan, 'In the early 20th century, one couple broke new ground and became global Australian musical stars', ANU Reporter, vol 47, no 3, Spring 2016, p 60

Malcolm Allbrook, 'Sunken Canberra: As Canberra grew into its role as Australia's capital, the centrepiece of Walter Burley Griffin's masterplan hid large parts of the city's past', ANU Reporter, vol 47, no 2, Winter 2016, p 60

Melanie Nolan, 'One Canberra family name has had a remarkable impact on a number of aspects of the capital', ANU Reporter, vol 47, no 1, Autumn 2016, p 60

Samuel Furphy, 'Canberra's Seven Dwarfs: The stories of seven nation-shaping public servants', ANU Reporter, vol 46, no 4, Summer 2015, p 60

Nicole McLennan, 'Australia's Rabbits', ANU Reporter, vol 46, no 3, Spring 2015, p 60

Malcolm Allbrook, 'Canberra's oldest church', ANU Reporter, vol 46, no 2, Winter 2015, p 60

Melanie Nolan, 'A tale of two mothers', ANU Reporter, vol 46, no 1, Autumn  2015, p 60

Samuel Furphy, 'Indigenous soldiers of the Great War', ANU Reporter, vol 45, no 3, Spring 2014, p 60

Karen Fox, 'The change in your pocket', ANU Reporter, vol 45, no 2, Winter 2014, p 60

Updated: 23 March 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, NCB / Page Contact:  Web Publisher