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South Australia Famous

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.

  • Malcolm Afford playwright, novelist
  • Dianne Alagich footballer
  • John Aloisi footballer
  • Dame Judith Anderson actress
  • Mario Andreacchio director, producer
  • James Ashton artist, educator
  • John Bannon politician, former premier
  • Peter Albany Bell philanthropist
  • Richard Arthur Blackburn judge
  • Greg Blewett cricketer
  • Guy Boothby novelist
  • Frank Bottrill blacksmith, inventor
  • James Bradley author
  • Mark Bradtke basketball player
  • William Henry Bragg physicist, chemist, mathematician
  • William Lawrence Bragg physicist, x-ray crystallographer
  • Holly Brisley actress
  • Rodney Brooks roboticist
  • Nathan Buckley footballer captain
  • Stuart Thomas Butler nuclear scientist
  • Jeremy Burgess motorcycle racing chief engineer
C - E
  • Darren Cahill tennis player, coach
  • Ian Chappell cricketer
  • Greg Chappell cricketer
  • Trevor Chappell cricketer
  • Sam Clark actor, singer, songwriter
  • J M Coetzee author
  • David Conyers author
  • Adam Cooney footballer
  • Don Dunstan politician
  • George Edwards actor
F - G
  • Simon Fairweather Olympic medalist, archer
  • Max Fatchen journalist, author
  • Kate Fischer actress
  • B.T. Finniss first premier of South Australia
  • Howard Florey pharmacologist, pathologist
  • Mem Fox author
  • Bryce Gibbs footballer
  • Jason Gillespie cricketer
  • Peter Goldsworthy author
  • Walter Griffiths mining investor, politician


  • Robert Hannaford artist
  • Christine Harris author
  • George Charles Hawker politician
  • James Clarence Hawker soldier
  • Rolf de Heer director
  • Sir Robert Helpmann dancer, actor, theater director, choreographer
  • Lleyton Hewitt tennis player
  • Sir Hans Heysen artist
  • Nora Heysen war artist
  • Clem Hill cricketer
  • Jenni Hogan journalist
  • David Hookes cricketer
  • Nicholas Hope actor
J - L
  • Frederick Alexander James merchant, litigant
  • Dichen Lachman actress, producer
  • Anthony LaPaglia actor
  • Jonathan LaPaglia actor
  • Darren Lehmann cricketer
  • Caleb Lewis playwright
  • John Livingston politician
  • Cecil Madigan explorer, geologist
  • Anthony Maras director, writer, producer
  • Ondrej Mares sculptor
  • Richard Marsland comedian, actor
  • Douglas Mawson geologist, polar explorer, academic
  • Glenn McMillan actor
  • Shaun Micallef comedian, actor
  • Alicia Molik tennis player
  • Alexander Bain Moncrieff engineer

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.