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This subject is specific to Australians that are prominent for their own deeds or acts, either famous or infamous. This subject is not meant to conform to, or resemble, the Australian society "Who's Who" list.

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Adam Lindsay Gordon
   is known as a   
Poet
Born 1833, died 1870
Albert Namatjira
   is known as an   
Artist
Born 1902, died 1959
Alex Proyas
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1963. Director of "The Crow", "Dark City", and "I, Robot".
Andrew Barton (Banjo) Patterson
   is known as a   
Poet
Born 1864, died 1941
Anne Geddes
   is known as a   
Photographer
Born 1956
Anthony LaPaglia
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1959
Barry Humphries
   is known as an   
Entertainer
Born 1934
Baz Lurhmann
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1962
Bert Hinkler
   is known as an   
Aviator
Born 1892, died 1933
Betty Cuthbert
   is known as an   
Athlete
Born 1938
Bruce Beresford
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1940
Caroline Chisolm
   is known as a   
Humanitarian
Born 1808, died 1877
Cathy Freeman
   is known as an   
Athlete
Born 1973
Charles Perkins
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1936, died 2000
Charles Sturt
   is known as an   
Explorer
Born 1795, died 1869
Chips Rafferty
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1909, died 1971
Christina Stead
   is known as an   
Author
Born 1902, died 1983
Dame Joan Sutherland
   is known as a   
Singer
Born 1926
Dame Mary Gilmore
   is known as a   
Journalist
Born 1865, died 1962
Dame Nellie Melba
   is known as a   
Singer
Born 1861, died 1931
Dawn Fraser
   is known as an   
Olympic Swimmer
Born 1937
Diane Cilento
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1933
Dick Smith
   is known as an   
Enterpreneur
Born 1944
Edith Cowan
   is known as a   
Politician
Born 1861, died 1932
Elizabeth Macarthur
   is known as an   
Agricultural Pioneer
Born 1766, died 1850
Elle McPherson
   is known as a   
Model
Born 1964
Eric Bana
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1968
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
   is known as a   
Tennis Player
Born 1951
Frank Thring
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1926, died 1994
Fred Hollows
   is known as an   
Ophthalmologist
Born 1929, died 1993
Gary (Angry) Anderson
   is known as a   
Singer
Born 1947
Germaine Greer
   is known as a   
Feminist
Born 1939
Henry Lawson
   is known as a   
Writer
Born 1867, died 1922
Howard Florey
   is known as a   
Pharmacologist
Born 1898, died 1968
John Gould
   is known as an   
Ornithologist
Born 1804, died 1881
Judith Wright
   is known as a   
Poet
Born 1915, died 2000
Lawrence Hargrave
   is known as an   
Engineer
Born 1850, died 1915
Mandawuy Yunupingu
   is known as a   
Musician
Born 1956
Mel Gibson
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1956 in New York, USA
Michael Pate
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1920
Morris West
   is known as an   
Author
Born 1916, died 1999
Naomi Watts
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1968
Nevil Shute
   is known as an   
Author
Born 1899 (London), died 1960 (Melbourne). Author of A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957) among others.
Olivia Newton-John
   is known as a   
Singer
Born 1948
Patrick White
   is known as an   
Author
Born 1912, died 1990
Paul Hogan
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1939
Peter Lalor
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1827, died 1889
Peter Weir
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1944
Quentin Bryce
   is known as a   
Governor-General
Formerly Governor of the Australian state of Queensland from 2003 to 2008, Her Excellency assumed office on 5 September 2008.
Rachel Griffiths
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1968
Reverend John Flynn
   is known as a   
Humanitarian
Born 1880, died 1951
Robert Tudawali
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1930, died 1967
Rod Taylor
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1930
Rupert Murdoch
   is known as a   
Media Mogul
Born 1931
Shirley Smith
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1924, died 1998
Sir Bernard Katz
   is known as a   
Biophysicist
Born 1911, died 2003
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
   is known as an   
Aviator
Born 1897, died 1935
Sir Donald Bradman
   is known as a   
Cricketer
Born 1908, died 2001
Sir Douglas Mawson
   is known as an   
Explorer
Born 1882, died 1958
Sir Douglas Nicholls
   is known as a   
State Governor
Born 1906, died 1988
Sir Edward ('Weary') Dunlop
   is known as a   
Surgeon
Born 1907, died 1993
Sir Garfield Barwick
   is known as a   
Judge
Born 1903, died 1997
Sir Ian Clunies-Ross
   is known as a   
Scientist
Born 1899, died 1959
Sir Isaac Isaacs
   is known as a   
Governor-General
Born 1855, died 1948
Sir John Eccles
   is known as a   
Neurophysiologist
Born 1903, died 1997
Sir Robert Helpmann
   is known as a   
Choreographer
Born 1909, died 1986
Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth
   is known as a   
Geologist
Born 1858, died 1934
Steve Waugh
   is known as a   
Cricketer
Born 1965
Sydney Nolan
   is known as an   
Artist
Born 1917, died 1992
Thomas Keneally
   is known as an   
Author
Born 1935. Also a playwright and author of non-fiction. Most famous for his book Schindler's Ark (1982).
Toni Collette
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1972
Truganini
   is known as a   
Humanitarian
Born 1812, died 1876
Victor Chang
   is known as a   
Heart Surgeon
Born 1936, died 1991
Victor Trumper
   is known as a   
Cricketer
Born 1877, died 1915
Vida Goldstein
   is known as a   
Feminist
Born 1869, died 1949
William Charles Wentworth
   is known as an   
Explorer
Born 1790, died 1872


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