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Biographical Dictionary of the House of Representatives

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This project charts the lives of the men and women who since Federation have held the position of Speaker, Deputy Speaker, or Clerk of the House of Representatives. The Department of the House of Representatives engaged the National Centre of Biography to prepare and publish online biographies of these men and women. The resulting sixty-four biographical entries appear on the Centre's website and later will also appear on the parliamentary website. The Department has also provided thematic articles on the roles of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Clerk.