Biographical entry Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (1879 - 1968)

18 November 1879
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
30 August 1968
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Historian, Journalist and Writer of Inscription


Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean was an historian and journalist. He began writing for the Sydney Morning Herald in 1908. With the outbreak of World War I, Bean was appointed official correspondent. He covered the war in Gallipoli and France. In 1919, Bean was commissioned by the government to write The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918. He was also involved in creating the Commonwealth Archives and the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.


Inglis, K.S. Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (1879-1968), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1979, accessed online 8 January 2013.