Top 40 most important and famous people from Australia

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Australia
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Last updated: January 19, 2023
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Writer, author of Voss and The Tree of Man, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973
Patrick White
Writer, author of The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Writer, the most famous Australian writer of the colonial period and is often called Australia's greatest short story writer
Henry Lawson
Writer, author of Clancy of the Overflow and The Man from Snowy River
Banjo Paterson
Prime Minister who led the country during World War One, but his influence on national politics spanned several decades
Billy Hughes
Prime Minister who led the country during World War Two
John Curtin
Prime minister for over 18 years from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966
Robert Menzies
Prime Minister from 2022
Anthony Albanese
Pathologist, famous for his role in the development of penicillin, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in1945
Howard Florey
Virologist known for his contributions to immunology. Winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1960 for predicting acquired immune tolerance and he developed the theory of clonal selection
Macfarlane Burnet
Immunologist, he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1996
Peter Doherty
Physicist, who played an important step in the development of X-ray crystallography, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915
Lawrence Bragg
Chemist, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions
John Cornforth
Explorer, key leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
Douglas Mawson
Military commander considered one of the best Allied generals of World War One and the most famous commander in Australian history
John Monash
Actor, famous for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series
Hugh Jackman
Actor, famous for his roles in Les Miserables and The King Speech, winner of Academy Award in 1997
Geoffrey Rush
Actor, famous for his role as Thor
Chris Hemsworth
Actor, famous for his roles in The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, winner of Academy Award in 2009
Heath Ledger
Actress, famous for her roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Aviator, two times winner of Academy Award
Cate Blanchett
Actress famous for her roles in The Hours and Moulin Rouge!, winner of Academy Award in 2003
Nicole Kidman
Actress famous for her roles as Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad film series
Margot Robbie
Director of Dead Poets Society, Fearless and The Truman Show
Peter Weir
Director of Elvis and The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann
Singer and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours
Natalie Imbruglia
Female singer, I Should Be So Lucky, The Loco-Motion, Hand on Your Heart
Kylie Minogue
Female singer, Unstoppable, Titanium
Singer and actress, If You Love Me, Let Me Know, Have You Never Been Mellow and she starred in the musical film Grease
Olivia Newton-John
Swimmer specialised in freestyle, five times winner of Olympic gold medal
Ian Thorpe
Female swimmer, most decorated Australian Olympic athlete
Emma McKeon
Driver, three times Formula One champion in 1950s and 1960s
Jack Brabham
Formula One driver since 2011, raced with Toro Rosso, Red Bull, Renault and McLaren
Daniel Ricciardo
Driver, two times MotoGP champion in 2007 and 2011
Casey Stoner
Tennis player, winner of 11 Grand Slam single titles
Rod Laver
Tennis player, winner of 12 Grand Slam single titles
Roy Emerson
Female tennis player, winner of 24 Grand Slam single titles
Margaret Court
Female tennis player, winner of 3 Grand Slam single titles, retired in 2022
Ashleigh Barty
The greatest cricket player of all time
Don Bradman
Rugby player, world champion in 1991
David Campese
Activist, founder of WikiLeaks
Julian Assange
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