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Brief biography of Dr Geoffrey Serle, AO [1922-1998]

Dr Serle was a distinguished scholar and John Curtin biographer. His contribution on Curtin in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) is highly regarded.

Dr Geoffrey Serle, 1997

Dr Serle was general editor of the ADB between 1975 and 1988. He is also a well-known author and his work has won several prestigious awards including the Ernest Scott prize, the National Book Council Banjo award and the Age Book of the Year. His published books include:

  • The Melbourne Scene 1803-1956
  • The Golden Age
  • The Rush to be Rich
  • From Deserts the Prophets Come
  • John Monash: A Biography
  • Sir John Medley
  • For Australia and Labor: Prime Minister John Curtin

Dr Serle died in 1998.