Dictionary of Australasian Biography

The Dictionary of Australasian Biography, sub-titled "Comprising Notices of Eminent Colonists From the Inauguration of Responsible Government Down to the Present Time." published in 1892, is a reference work by Philip Mennell containing information on notable Australian colonists and New Zealanders of the period 1855 to 1892.

The book was published by Hutchinson & Co. in London and consists of over 1500 biographies. The work is now in the public domain as the author died (in 1905)[1] over 100 years ago.


  1. ^ Trevena, Bill. "Mennell, Philip Dearman (1851–1905)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 18 August 2012.