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SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. We exclude not only obvious spam sites, but also marginal sites that read well, but lack academic or journalistic rigour. As importantly, the very best Web sites that are often buried on other search engines appear on the first page of SweetSearch results."
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Include the operator intitle: before you include your famous person's name. This will return results which will have your famous person's name in the title of the web page. For example intitle:"clem jones" [include the colon before the name and leave no spaces, except between the first and second name].
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Fred Hollows' life work was to improve the eye health of people in countries all over the world. This biography tells the story of how Hollows became a famous scientist and eye doctor.
Thanks to Fred, well over a million people who were blind are able to see. He gave sight to the blind in far away places such as Nepal, Eritrea and Vietnam, but it was his unselfish commitment to the eye health of Australian Aborigines that first made us sit up and take notice.
"Fred got things done. He always pushed for change and, because of that, put in motion a legacy to end avoidable blindness. In his time as a humanitarian and eye surgeon, Fred helped restore eyesight to thousands of people in Australia and overseas ... "
"Better people make better All Blacks”. That was the mantra adopted by Graham Henry and his coaching group when he realised something was wrong with the All Blacks’ culture back in 2004 ..."
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AFL Legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin are great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Read the story of Adam and Michael's friendship in their own words.
Watch this Ahn Do Brush with Fame episode on Adam Goodes. AFL Legend Adam Goodes shares the personal experiences that shaped his very public stand against racism in the final years of his career, and the emotional toll it took.
Swans co-captain, two-time Brownlow Medallist, Australian of the Year and Anti-Racism and Anti-Domestic Violence spokesman, Adam Goodes is a man who stands for what he believes in.
"Adam Goodes, (born January 8, 1980, Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia), Australian rules football player who was one of the game’s leading scorers. He was named Australian of the Year in 2014 ... "
"In an extract from the new book Champions: Conversations with Great Players and Coaches of Australian Football, AFL champion Adam Goodes discusses his ancestry, identity and the challenges that face Aboriginal players in big cities ... "
"The Australian opener bows out with a record that speaks for itself, writes cricket correspondent Angus Fraser ... "
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Matthew Hayden, who in early 2009 announced his retirement from first-class cricket, has been a stalwart of the Australian test and one-day teams for many years. In addition to being one of the world's best batsmen (he made the highest test score of all time 380 runs), he is known internationally as a man with strong family values, a love of the outdoors and an ongoing involvement with a number of charities. This is the story of his life and his extraordinary career. From a peanut farm in Queensland to the cricket stadiums of the world, Standing My Ground details Matthew's stellar rise to success in revealing, frank and fascinating terms.