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Ancestry.com. Who’s Who in Australia, 1921-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data:
  • Who’s Who in Adelaide, South Australia 1921-1922. Adelaide, Australia: The Associated Publishing Service.
  • Fred Johns, F.J.I. Who’s Who in the Commonwealth of Australia. Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson LTD, 1922.
  • Who’s Who in Australia 1927. Vol. 2. Melbourne: International Press Service Association, 1927.
  • International Press Service Association, comp. Who’s Who in Australia 1929. Third Issue. Sydney, Australia: International Press Service Association, 1929.
  • Errol G. Knox. Who’s Who in Australia 1933-34. VIIIth Edition. Melbourne: The Herald Press, 1934.
  • Errol G. Knox. Who’s Who in Australia 1935. IXth Edition. Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times, 1935.
  • Who’s Who South Australia Centenary, 1936. Adelaide, Australia: The Amalgamated Publishing Company, 1936.
  • Joseph A. Alexander, ed. Who’s Who in Australia 1938. Xth Edition. Melbourne: The Herald Press, 1938.
  • Joseph A. Alexander, comp. and ed. Who’s Who in Australia 1944. XIIth Edition. Melbourne: The Herald Press, 1944.
  • Alec H. Chisholm, comp. and ed. Who’s Who in Australia 1947. XIIIth Edition. Melbourne: The Herald Press, 1947.
  • Joseph A. Alexander. Who’s Who in Australia 1950. XIVth Edition. Melbourne, Australia: Colorgravure Publications, 1950.

About Who’s Who in Australia, 1921-1950

This database contains 11 Australian “Who’s Who” books for the following years:

  • 1921-22
  • 1922
  • 1927
  • 1929
  • 1933-34
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1938
  • 1944
  • 1947
  • 1950

“Who’s Who” books are compilations of information on representative and prominent individuals of the area. These books generally contain short biographical sketches on each individual which can include information such names’ of parents, birthplace and date, education, occupation, titles, and accomplishments and achievements. In addition to the biographical sketches, some of the books include a section for obituaries. The types of individuals that can be found in these books include commercial, professional, financial, business, religious, and titled persons.