Web Sites

Australian Dictionary of Biography
The Australian Dictionary of Biography contains over 10,000 articles on persons who were important in Australian history or who represent aspects of the Australian experience.
Australian Biography
From the tv series of the same name 50 extraordinary Australians talk about their lives. The programs are downloadable.
Australian of the Year
Contains short bios for Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, and Australia’s Local Hero for each year.
Australian Royalty
A family tree of 48,000 colonial Australians, their forbears and descendants with biographical data where possible.
Australian Story
Extraordinary Australian lives as seen on the ABC TV program “Australian Story”.
Biographical Dictionary is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own. was established in 1997 and since then has grown into one of the largest biography sites on the planet. Beware : this is a Wikipedia and all entries may not be totally correct.
American biography database from the Biography Channel.
Civics & Citizenship Education
There are two Galleries of Australian Biography on the Civics and Citizenship Education website : Gallery of Contemporary Australians and Gallery of Historical Biography’. There are also Biography lesson plans and Biographical Writing information.
Dictionary of Australian Biography – 1949
From Project Gutenberg comes this 1949 listing by Percival Serle.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This American site has biographies of women including writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. This site has been selected to be archived by the Library of Congress to preserve its content for the future.
The 2013 TIME 100
TIME’S 100 most influential people of the year.