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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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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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Movement

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Was a secret Catholic political organisation founded in 1939 by Daniel Mannix, the archbishop of Melbourne, and administered by B. A. Santamaria. Known in full as the Catholic Social...

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Northern Myth

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

A phrase describing the erroneous belief that the tropical north of Australia was capable of supporting a vastly increased European population, was coined by the agricultural scientist B....

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Staniforth Ricketson

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1891–1967) entered the financial world in 1911 as a stockbroker with the firm established by his great-grandfather, J.B. Were & Son. After war service he returned to Weres as senior...

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William Macgregor

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1846–1919) entered the British colonial service in the 1870s as a medical officer. His involvement with administration gradually overtook his medical duties and in 1888 he arrived in Port...

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Cobb & Co.

Helen Doyle.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 246 words.

was a coaching service founded in Victoria in 1853 by a Californian, Freeman Cobb, F. B. Clapp, and two

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John Thomas Lang

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(b. 21 Dec. 1876, d. 27 Sept. 1975).

Premier of New South Wales (Australia) 1925–7, 1930–2 Born in Sydney, the land agent and auctioneer was secretary of his local branch of the...

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basic wage

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

Sometimes also referred to as a ‘living wage’ or ‘minimum wage’. The principle of a basic wage was most famously enunciated by H. B. Higgins in the ‘Harvester Judgment’: Ex ...

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Sir Arthur Streeton

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

(b Mount Duneed, Geelong, Victoria, 8 Apr. 1867; d Olinda, Victoria, 1 Sept. 1943).

Australian painter, active mainly in Melbourne. He was a prolific landscape painter, working in...

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Frederick McCubbin

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

(b Melbourne, 25 Feb. 1855; d Melbourne, 20 Dec. 1917).

Australian painter. In the 1890s he was a member of the Heidelberg School, and he is best known for the ...

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