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Tom Baddeley

Tom Baddeley

Tom Baddeley had a very happy childhood growing up in South Perth with his much adored ten-pound Pom parents and two brothers. He’s not sure whether it was his mum’s enjoyment of biography, his dad’s passion for all things milita... Full profile

Kim E. Beazley, AO

Kim E. Beazley, AO

Kim Edward Beazley, AO, was born in 1917 and died in 2007. He was the Minister for Education in the government of Gough Whitlam and a Labor member for Fremantle in the Australian House of Representatives for 32 years from 1945 to 1977. Full profile

Kim Beazley Jnr

Kim Beazley Jnr

Kim Beazley Junior has had a distinguished career as a politician and an academic. He was Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 1996 to 2001 then from 2005 to 2006. He was a Minister in the government of Bob Hawke from 1983 to 1991 and was Dep... Full profile

K.A. Bedford

K.A. Bedford

K.A. Bedford is the author of Orbital Burn, Eclipse, Hydrogen Steel, Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait and Paradox Resolution. He has twice won the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick... Full profile

Quentin Beresford

Quentin Beresford

Dr Quentin Beresford has had a diverse career in teaching, the public service and journalism. He has lectured in politics and public policy at Edith Cowan University since 1993. Before taking up his teaching position, Dr Beresford was a senior pol... Full profile

Dafne Bidwell

Dafne Bidwell

Dafne Bidwell was born in England and grew up in Ireland. After working as a university librarian in Dublin, she joined the British Secret Service (MI6) and operated in Asia. She married Peter Jones in Penang, and their five children are Malaysian... Full profile

Valda Blundell

Valda Blundell

Valda Blundell is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has undertaken anthropological fieldwork on Indigenous art and culture in Canada and in the Kimberley region. She has worked with Kimberley Aboriginal people to rep... Full profile

Ross Bolleter

Ross Bolleter

Ross Bolleter is a composer who has devoted many of his CDs to exploring the realms of the Ruined Piano. He worked as a professional pianist, accordionist and piano and accordion teacher for 25 years. His albums have been released internationally ... Full profile

Henry Bowers

Henry Bowers

Henry Robertson Bowers, known as Birdie, was born in 1883 in Scotland. His father was a master mariner and, at age 16, Henry became a midshipman for the merchant navy. In 1905 he joined the Royal Indian Marine, where in 1909 he made the rank of su... Full profile

Annie Boyd

Annie Boyd

Annie Boyd spent her childhood in Perth and returned to Western Australia in her thirties where her interest in marine life turned to shipwrecks and maritime history. A chance mention of Koombana at a maritime archaeology meeting sparked her inte... Full profile

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw is a retired forester from the south-west of Western Australia. He worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management and its predecessor, the Forests Department of Western Australia, before becoming a consultant in native... Full profile

Anne Marie Brody

Anne Marie Brody

Anne Marie Brody’s curatorial career began in 1973 at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in the Department of Decorative Arts. In the late 1970s, her interests shifted to the arts of the southern hemisphere and she transferred to the NGV... Full profile

Errol Broome

Errol Broome

Errol Broome grew up in Perth where she studied Arts at the University of Western Australia and worked as a journalist at the West Australian. She now lives in Melbourne. She is Literary Patron of the Society of Women Writers Victoria, and spends ... Full profile

Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown

Alexander ‘Sandy’ Brown was born on De Grey Station in January 1930. As a boy he learned the Ngarla Nyamal, and Coastal Nyangumarta languages, the niceties and intricacies of their cultures, and all the Aboriginal knowledge and skills ... Full profile

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is a horticulturalist and occasional writer who lives on a small holding in southern Tasmania with his partner Marleen, two staffies, two cows, a goat and assorted sheep, geese, chooks and other birds. He greatly prefers building f... Full profile

Nadine Browne

Nadine Browne

Nadine Browne was raised as a born-again Christian and wound up an agnostic studying theology at Monash University. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Westerly and Antipodes. She has also been featured on ABC’s Conve... Full profile

Bill Bunbury

Bill Bunbury

Born in the UK, Bill Bunbury attended King’s School, Bruton, and graduated from Durham University with BA Hons. Lit. He came to Australia in 1963 and worked as a Producer with the ABC’s Education unit, then Social History unit from 196... Full profile

Ron Bunney

Ron Bunney

Ron Bunney was born in Geraldton, Western Australia. Early in his writing career he worked on a number of series for children’s television, including Falcon Island, before publishing several successful titles for teenage readers. Ron died in... Full profile

Geraldine Byrne

Geraldine Byrne

A granddaughter of one of the original overlanders who drove cattle from New South Wales to the Kimberley, Geraldine Byrne was born in Fremantle and grew up in the Goldfields and Wheat belt districts of Western Australia. As a child she heard stor... Full profile