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Famous Australians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


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  • Kevin Charpoo "Pro" Hart artist
  • Bob Hawke former prime minister
  • Robert Helpmann actor, director, choreographer
  • Herbert "Bert" Hinkler aviator, first person to fly solo from england to australia
  • Paul Hogan actor
  • Frederick "Fred" Hollows opthamologist (born in New Zealand)
  • Alec Derwent "A.D." Hope poet, essayist
  • Henry "Harry" Hopman tennis player, coach
  • John Barry Humphries actor, comedian
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Hunt squash player
  • James Francis "Frank" Hurley film maker
  • Michael Hutchence musician, actor
I - J
  • Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin television host, wildlife expert, conservationist
  • Sir Isaac Isaacs jurist, politician
  • Albert Jacka first australian recipient of victoria cross
  • Hugh Jackman actor
  • Marjorie Jackson olympic medalist, politician
  • Clive James author, talk show host
  • Olivia Newton John actress, singer
  • Daniel Johns singer, musician
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  • Edward "Ned" Kelly bushranger
  • Paul Kelly singer, songwriter, musician
  • Thomas Keneally author, playwright
  • Graham Kennedy television personality
  • Elizabeth Kenny pioneer physical therapy
  • Nicole Kidman actress (born in HI)
  • Sir Sidney Kidman pastoralist
  • Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith aviator
  • David "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick singer, songwriter
  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye artist
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  • John Landy athlete, politician
  • Anthony LaPaglia actor
  • Rod Laver tennis player
  • Marjorie Lawrence opera singer
  • Henry Lawson writer, poet
  • Heath Ledger actor
  • Essington Lewis industrialist
  • Walter "Wally" Albert Lindrum billiards player
  • Norman Alfred William Lindsay artist, sculptor
  • Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann film director, screenwriter, producer
  • Dame Enid Lyons politician, first woman elected to house of representatives
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  • Eddie Mabo indigenous land rights activist
  • Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal sculptor
  • (Blessed) Mary MacKillop co-founder sister of st. joseph of sacred heart, only beatified australian
  • Elle Macpherson model, actress
  • David Malouf author
  • Daniel Mannix archbishop of melbourne
  • Barry Marshall physician, nobel laureate
  • Heather McKay squash player
  • Hugh Victor "H.V." McKay inventor, industrialist
  • Dame Nellie Melba opera singer
  • Sir Robert Menzies former prime minister
  • Keith Miller cricketer, ww II pilot
  • Kylie Minogue singer, songwriter
  • Dame Roma Mitchell first woman governor
  • Sir John Monash military commander
  • Gladys Moncrieff singer "australia's queen of song"
  • James Morrison musician
  • Sir Leslie Morshead military leader
  • John Mulvaney "father of australian archaeology"
  • Jack Mundey union, environmental activist
  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch philanthropist
  • Sir Keith Murdoch journalist
  • Rupert Murdoch global media mogul
  • Leslie "Les" Murray poet, anthologist, critic
N - P
  • Albert Namatjira artist
  • John Newcombe tennis player
  • Sir Sidney Nolan artist
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal poet, activist
  • Greg Norman entrepreneur, golfer
  • Sir Marcus "Mark" Oliphant physicist, humanitarian
  • Alex O'Loughlin actor
  • John Olsen artist
  • Hubert Opperman cyclist, politician

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.