Obituaries Australia is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Here you will find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.
This site is hosted by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, which also produces the award-winning Australian Dictionary of Biography. While the ADB focuses on the lives of notable Australians, Obituaries Australia offers a sample of the Australian experience by reproducing, in a convenient online format, published obituaries relevant to the history of Australia.
Enter a name in the Quick Search box to get started. The dynamic Advanced Search function offers the ability to search by occupation, life dates, birthplace, religion, ethnicity, author and source. Utilising the same system of index data pioneered by the ADB, Obituaries Australia is a valuable tool for researching Australia’s rich cultural and social history.
You can help us to expand Obituaries Australia by sending us copies of published obituaries and assisting us to complete Life Summary forms.
George Arthur Payne
Leonard Samuel Burton (1824–1895)
school headmaster and mayor