WELCOME to the website of HISTORICAL DATA ON AUSTRALIAN ELITES, a free source of structured data on elite groups in Australian society from 1788 to 1900. The website will be a work in progress for many years, with sets of data in multiple formats planned to be added several times a year.
The aim of HDAE is to identify elite groups, list their individual members, and provide key biographical data about those individuals, to enable systematic study of those individuals, the elite groups and elites in Australia in general.
25 June 2015 - What's next on HDAE
At the moment I have several pieces of work under way. One is a checklist of lawyers in Australia from 1788 to 1900, which will include judicial officers and court officials as well as legal practitioners (barristers, solicitors, attorneys and proctors) in all Australian colonies. The second is a checklist of members and officers of colonial legislatures from 1823 to 1900, with details of executive councillors as well. The third is a checklist of medical practitioners, probably starting in the 1830s and ending at 1900.
Work is well advanced on all three, but it is difficult to predict when each will be finished and ready for publication. I expect that one at least will be published here by the end of the year, and the remaining one or two sometime in the first half of 2016.
1 April 2015 – The new website of HDAE is up and running (no, it isn't an April Fool's Day joke). The website now has pages for Publications (includes downloads) and Links, and separate page with a form to Contact the author. There are also pages explaining what the project is all about (What Are ‘Elites’? and Project Plan) and a brief note about The Author. Both What Are ‘Elites’? and Project Plan will be significantly expanded in coming months.
The much-promised checklist of graduates has now been posted in the Publications section.
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