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A.B. Facey

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1894–1982),

born in Maidstone, Victoria, grew up on the Coolgardie goldfields and in outback WA. His autobiography, A Fortunate Life (1981), which won the NSW Premier's Award for...

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accommodatory monetary policy

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A policy of allowing the supply of money to expand in line with the demand for it. If the demand for money rises because of sustainable real growth in the economy, accommodatory monetary...

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affluent society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

A society in which material wealth is widely distributed; often with allusion to the book of that title (1958) by the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

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Alan Marshall

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1902–84),

was born Noorat in western Victoria. At the age of 6 he contracted infantile paralysis, which left his legs permanently crippled. After his family moved to Melbourne...

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American Bankers' Association

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(ABA).

Organized at a meeting of bankers in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1875, the American Bankers' Association is one of the oldest national trade associations, engaged in...

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Andrew Jackson

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Arts and Humanities.

(1767–1845)

US general and Democratic statesman, 7th President of the USA (1829–37). After waging several campaigns against American Indians, he defeated a British army at New...

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Archibald Grenfell Price

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1892–1977) and his son

(1920– ),

respectively geographer and demographer, have both made substantial contributions to historical scholarship. ‘Archie’ taught at St...

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Australian Labor Party

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Politics.

(ALP)

is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of...

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automation

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

The use of automatic machinery and systems, particularly those manufacturing or data‐processing systems which require little or no human intervention in their normal operation. During the...

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B.A. Santamaria

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Born in Melbourne in 1915 of Italian immigrants, B. A. (‘Bob’) Santamaria (1915–98) won a scholarship to study law at Melbourne University from 1932. He joined the Campion Society to ...

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