Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Biographies

 

GENERAL



AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

http://adb.anu.edu.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - PEOPLE AUSTRALIA

People Australia contains stand-alone biographies. It also searches all of the National Centre of Biography's biographical websites Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Women Australia, Indigenous Australia and Labour Australia.

http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - A BIOGRAPHICAL REGISTER 1788-1939: NOTES FROM THE NAME INDEX OF THE AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME 1, A-K, AND VOLUME 2 L-Z

Gibbney, H. J. and Smith, Ann. J., Canberra, ADB, ANU, 1987.

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALASIAN BIOGRAPHY

Mennell, Philip, London, Hutchinson &Co, 1892

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

ANCESTRY - THE DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALASIAN BIOGRAPHY 1892

Philip Mennell, F.R.G.S.. The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson and Co., 1892. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30266

 

FINDMYPAST - THE DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALASIAN BIOGRAPHY 1892

Philip Mennell, F.R.G.S. The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson and Co., 1892. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/dictionary-of-australasian-biography

 

 

ANCESTRY - AN AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

Fred Jones. An Australian Biographical Dictionary. Melbourne, Australian: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1934. This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30267

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY VOLUMES 1 (A-K) AND VOLUME 2 (L-Z)

Serle Percival, Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1949

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

FINDMYPAST - DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY

This is under “Australia Directories”. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-directories

 

FINDMYPAST - CHRONICLES OF EARLY MELBOURNE 1835-1851

This is under “Victoria Histories”. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-histories

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF DATES AND MEN OF THE TIME, HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIA 1542-1879

J.H. Heaton. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time. Containing the History of Australiasia from 1542 to May, 1879. Sydney, Australia: London, S. W. Silver and Co, 1879.

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF DATES AND MEN OF THE TIME, 1542-1879

J.H. Heaton. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time. Containing the History of Australiasia from 1542 to May, 1879. Sydney, Australia: George Robertson, 1879. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30319

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF DATES AND MEN OF THE TIME, HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIA 1542-1879

Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time, History of Australasia from 1542 to May 1879 (J.H.Heaton 1879) was originally published in 1879. The 'Men of the Time' part of this book is a listing of biographies of men of note with connections to Australia. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-dictionary-dates-and-men

 

 

FINDMYPAST - VICTORIAN MEN OF THE TIME 1882

This is under “Victoria Biographies”. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-biographies

 


FINDMYPAST - BLAIRS CYCLOPAEDIA OF AUSTRALASIA 1881

"Dictionary of facts, events, dates, persons and places connected with the discovery, exploration and progress of the British Dominions in the south from the earliest dawn of discovery in the Southern Ocean to the year 1881," written by David Blair in 1881. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/blairs-cyclopaedia-of-australasia

 


ANCESTRY - THE AUSTRALIAN PORTRAIT GALLERY AND MEMOIRS OF REPRESENTATIVE COLONIAL MEN

The Australian Portrait Gallery and Memoirs of Representative Colonial Men. Sydney, Australia: Southern Cross Publishing Company, 1885. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30262

 

FAMILYSEARCH - VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS 1888

This was published by McCarron, Bird and Co. in Melbourne in 1888.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/238188?availability=Family%20History%20Library


FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS 1888

This is under “Victoria Histories”. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-histories

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - MEN OF MARK VOLUME 1

Digby, Everard, Sydney, Charles F. Maxwell, 1889.

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - MEN OF MARK VOLUME 2

Digby, Everard, Sydney, Charles F. Maxwell, 1889.

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

FINDMYPAST - LETTERS FROM VICTORIAN PIONEERS 1898

Edited by T. Bride. 1898. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/letters-from-victorian-pioneers

 

 

ANCESTRY - THE CYCLOPEDIA OF VICTORIA, 1903-1905

Smith, James, editor. The Cyclopedia of Victoria. 3 volumes. 1903, 1904, 1905. This may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60665

 

FINDMYPAST - THE CYCLOPEDIA OF VICTORIA, 1903-1905

Smith, James, editor. The Cyclopedia of Victoria. 3 volumes. 1903, 1904, 1905. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/cyclopedia-of-victoria

 

 


ANCESTRY - JOHNS NOTABLE AUSTRALIANS 1906

Fred Johns 1906 It is the forerunner of what became Australian Who's Who - effectively the first edition of this. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60800

 

FINDMYPAST - JOHNS NOTABLE AUSTRALIANS 1906

Fred Johns 1906 It is the forerunner of what became Australian Who's Who - effectively the first edition of this. This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/johns-notable-australians

 

 

ANCESTRY - WHO'S WHO IN AUSTRALIA, 1921-1950

This database contains 11 Australian “Who’s Who” books for the following years: 1921-1922 (South Australia), 1922, 1927, 1929, 1933-1934, 1935, 1936 (South Australia), 1938, 1944, 1947 and 1950. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1099

 


FINDMYPAST - ANNALS OF BENDIGO

The Annals of Bendigo 1851-1920 by George Mackay is a collection that was gleaned mainly from 'The Bendigo Advertiser' which started in 1853.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/annals-of-bendigo

 

 


FINDMYPAST - FOUNDERS OF AUSTRALIA 1937

Founders of Australia (A. Kenyon. c.1937) is two books in one volume - an account of exploration and foundation of European settlement in Australia, together with a record of many pioneering families. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/founders-of-australia

 

ANCESTRY - A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE COLONIAL GENTRY

Sir Bernard Burke. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997. Volumes. 1-2. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30265

 


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - BIOGRAPHY INDEX AND AUSTRALIANA INDEX

The State Library of Victoria has a Biography Index. This is a card index; it has put on microfiche. The Australiana Index includes the Biography Index since December 1996. Earlier information on the card index is being progressively entered.

http://australiana.slv.vic.gov.au/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

 

FAMILYSEARCH - KENYON INDEX, A LIST OF EARLY PIONEERS AND SETTLERS IN VICTORIA

This is incomplete. The original records are at the State Archives of Western Australia, Perth.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/238206?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - HISTORICAL REGISTER OF PERSONS WHO ARRIVED OR WERE BORN IN VICTORIA BEFORE 1900 AND /OR THEIR DESCENDANTS

This is known as the Pioneer Register. The register can be searched through the Society's online eHive catalogue.

https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA, HISTORICAL REGISTER OF PERSONS WHO ARRIVED OR WERE BORN IN VICTORIA BEFORE 1900 AND /OR THEIR DESCENDANTS

Original records in possession of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/392811?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

TROVE - PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS

This includes

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "People and Organizations".

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CROATIAN AND SLAV PIONEERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND VICTORIA BY MARY STENNING

Published in 1997

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1280337?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ROYAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL VICTORIA - BIOGRAPHIES

Biographies of people associated with the hospital.

https://thewomens.r.worldssl.net/images/uploads/general-downloads/about-us/Biographical-Compendium-web.pdf


WIKIPEDIA

This is an online encyclopaedia. It is openly editable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

WOMEN

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD OF WOMEN, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA VOLUME 2

Melbourne, Reference Press Association, 1934

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 


ANCESTRY - PRINCIPAL WOMEN OF THE EMPIRE: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, VOL. 1

Principal Women of the Empire: Australia and New Zealand, Vol. 1. London; England: The Mitre Press, 1940. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30314

 

MILITARY

 


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA'S FIGHTING SONS OF THE EMPIRE. PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire. Portraits and Biographies of Australians in the Great War. Perth, Australia: Palmer and Ashworth, 1919. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30261

 


FINDMYPAST - ALL AUSTRALIA MEMORIAL

The All Australia Memorial was published after the war and contains war stories and biographical details of those who died in service between August 1914 and December 1918. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/all-australia-memorial

 


ANCESTRY - ANZAC MEMORIAL, 1914-1918

Anzac Memorial. Sydney, Australia: New South Wales Branch Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, 1919. Much of the book is comprised of a Roll of Honour, listing nearly 20,000 Australians who died in the war. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61966/

 

MONKS AND NUNS


ANCESTRY - BENEDICTINE PIONEERS IN AUSTRALIA, VOLUME 1

Henry Norbert Birt, O.S.B. Benedictine Pioneers in Australia, Volume 1. London: Herbert and Daniel, 1911. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30263

 

ANCESTRY - BENEDICTINE PIONEERS IN AUSTRALIA, VOLUME 2

Henry Norbert Birt. Benedictine Pioneers in Australia, Volume 2. London: Herbert and Daniel, 1911. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30264

 

 

 

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