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Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Australia.

Australians may come across to the world as fun loving people who like to lounge on the sunny beaches all day long, but don’t be misled by the externalities. They may love to enjoy themselves, but work always comes first; otherwise Australia would not count among the wealthiest nations in the world! The nation also boasts of a high living standard and is among the world leaders in health, education and economic freedom. None of these would have been possible had it not been for the dedication and resourcefulness of Australians who have worked hard to make their country such a wonderful place to live in.

Ada CambridgeAda Cambridge

21 November 1844

19 July 1926

St Germans

Scorpio

Albert JackaAlbert Jacka
(Victoria Cross Winner)

10 January 1893

17 January 1932

Winchelsea

Capricorn

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
(Artist)

28 July 1902

08 August 1959

Hermannsburg

Leo

Alexa CurtisAlexa Curtis
(Singer)

04 January 2004

Gold Coast, Australia

Capricorn

Alfred DeakinAlfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

03 August 1856

07 October 1919

Melbourne

Leo

Angus YoungAngus Young
(Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC)

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Anthony MundineAnthony Mundine
(Professional Boxer)

21 May 1975

Newtown

Taurus

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
(Poet)

17 February 1864

05 February 1941

Orange

Aquarius

 Barry HumphriesBarry Humphries
(Comedian, Actor)

17 February 1934

Kew, Melbourne, Australia

Aquarius

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall

30 September 1951

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Libra

Bart CummingsBart Cummings
(Horse Trainer)

14 November 1927

30 August 2015

Adelaide, Australia

Scorpio

Beau BrooksBeau Brooks
(YouTube Personality)

31 July 1993

Melbourne, Australia

Leo

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert
(Athlete)

20 April 1938

Sydney

Aries

Bob HawkeBob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)

09 December 1929

Bordertown

Sagittarius

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

Breanna YdeBreanna Yde
(Actress, singer)

11 June 2003

Sydney, Australia

Gemini

Bruce KingsburyBruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)

08 January 1918

29 August 1942

Melbourne

Capricorn

Cadel EvansCadel Evans
(Professional Road Racing Cyclist)

14 February 1977

Katherine

Aquarius

Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
(Biochemist)

05 December 1896

20 October 1984

Prague, Czech Republic

Sagittarius

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)

31 October 1825

03 April 1910

Melrose, Scotland

Scorpio

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
(Sprinter)

16 February 1973

Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland

Aquarius

Charles Kingsford SmithCharles Kingsford Smith
(Aviator)

09 February 1897

08 November 1935

Hamilton

Aquarius

Charles PerkinsCharles Perkins
(Soccer player)

16 June 1936

18 October 2000

Alice Springs

Gemini

Claudia KarvanClaudia Karvan
(Film actress)

19 May 1972

Sydney

Taurus

Clive PalmerClive Palmer
(Australian Politician)

26 March 1954

Melbourne

Aries

Cody SimpsonCody Simpson
(Musician, Singer, song writer, actor, dancer)

11 January 1997

Queensland, Australia

Capricorn

Collette DinniganCollette Dinnigan
(Fashion designer)

24 September 1965

South Africa

Libra

David KarolyDavid Karoly

12 July 1955

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cancer

David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
(Preacher)

28 September 1872

07 February 1967

South Australia

Libra

Dawn FraserDawn Fraser
(Swimmer)

04 September 1937

Balmain

Virgo

Douglas MawsonDouglas Mawson
(Explorer, Geologist)

05 May 1882

14 October 1958

Shipley

Taurus

Eddie McGuireEddie McGuire
(Television presenter)

29 October 1964

Broadmeadows Vic

Scorpio

Edith Dircksey CowanEdith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)

02 August 1861

09 June 1932

Geraldton, Western Australia

Leo

Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

18 January 1849

07 January 1920

Glebe

Capricorn

Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
(Prisoner of War)

12 July 1907

02 July 1993

Wangaratta

Cancer

Edward Hammond Hargraves Edward Hargraves
(Gold Prospector)

07 October 1816

29 October 1891

Gosport, Hampshire

Libra

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn

26 November 1948

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Sagittarius

Elizabeth Kenny Elizabeth Kenny
(Nurse & Health Administrator)

20 September 1880

30 November 1952

Warialda, New South Wales

Virgo

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
(Politician)

09 July 1897

02 September 1981

Smithton

Cancer

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
(Actor)

20 June 1909

14 October 1959

Hobart

Gemini

Ferdinand von MuellerFerdinand von Mueller
(Botanist and Geographer)

30 June 1825

10 October 1896

Rostock, Germany

Cancer

Frank FennerFrank Fenner
(Played a vital role in eradication of smallpox and control of Australia's rabbit plague)

21 December 1914

22 November 2010

Ballarat, Australia

Sagittarius

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
(Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate)

03 September 1899

31 August 1985

Traralgon

Virgo

Germaine GreerGermaine Greer

29 January 1939

Melbourne

Aquarius

Gina RinehartGina Rinehart
(Mining Heiress)

09 February 1954

Perth

Aquarius

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

11 July 1916

21 October 2014

Kew Vic

Cancer

Gregory John NormanGreg Norman
(Australian Golfer)

10 February 1955

Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Aquarius

Gustav NossalGustav Nossal
(Immunologist)

04 June 1931

Bad Ischl, Austria

Gemini

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

17 December 1967

Stanmore

Leo

Hayley StewartHayley Stewart
(Musical.ly Star)

18 March 2004

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pisces

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Aries

Helmut NewtonHelmut Newton
(Fashion Photographer)

31 October 1920

23 January 2004

Berlin

Scorpio

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
(Writer)

17 June 1867

02 September 1922

Grenfell

Gemini

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
(Politician)

27 May 1815

27 April 1896

Canley

Gemini

Howard FloreyHoward Florey
(Pathologist and Pharmacologist)

24 September 1898

21 February 1968

Adelaide, Australia

Libra

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Libra

Ian FrazerIan Frazer

06 January 1953

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Jamie DwyerJamie Dwyer
(Field Hockey Player)

12 March 1979

Rockhampton

Pisces

John BradfieldJohn Bradfield
(Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge)

26 December 1867

23 September 1943

Brisbane, Queensland

Capricorn

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
(Nobel Prize Winner Chemist)

07 September 1917

08 December 2013

Sydney, Australia

Virgo

John CurtinJohn Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia)

08 January 1885

05 July 1945

Creswick

Capricorn

John Villiers FarrowJohn Farrow
(Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter)

10 February 1904

27 January 1963

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

John Howard John Howard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

26 July 1939

Sydney, Australia

Leo

John MonashJohn Monash
(Civil engineer)

27 June 1865

08 October 1931

Melbourne

Cancer

John WilliamsonJohn Williamson
(Singer-songwriter)

01 November 1945

Kerang

Scorpio

Judith Wright Judith Wright
(Australian Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)

31 May 1915

26 June 2000

Armidale

Gemini

Julia GillardJulia Gillard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

29 September 1961

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Libra

Julia ZemiroJulia Zemiro
(Television presenter)

14 April 1967

Aix-en-Provence

Aries

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Cancer

Keith UrbanKeith Urban

26 October 1967

Whangarei, New Zealand

Scorpio

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Gemini

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
(Inventor & Explorer)

29 January 1850

14 July 1915

Greenwich

Aquarius

Lionel RoseLionel Rose
(Boxer)

21 June 1948

08 May 2011

Warragul

Gemini

Maia MitchellMaia Mitchell
(Actor, Social media personality)

18 August 1993

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Leo

Mal MeningaMal Meninga
(Coach)

08 July 1960

Bundaberg

Cancer

Mariamstar1Mariamstar1
(Junior Model, YouTube Personality)

07 July 2006

Sydney, Australia

Cancer

Mark OliphantMark Oliphant
(Physicist)

08 October 1901

14 July 2000

Kent Town

Libra

Mark WebberMark Webber
(Racing driver)

27 August 1976

Queanbeyan

Virgo

Mary MacKillopMary MacKillop
(Nun)

15 January 1842

08 August 1909

New South Wales

Capricorn

Mem FoxMem Fox
(Writer)

05 March 1946

Melbourne

Pisces

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

22 November 1997

Sydney

Aquarius

Miranda KerrMiranda Kerr
(Model)

20 April 1983

Sydney

Aries

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
(Actress)

28 September 1968

Shoreham

Libra

Natalie ImbrugliaNatalie Imbruglia

04 February 1975

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
(Opera Singer)

19 May 1861

23 February 1931

Richmond

Taurus

Nick CaveNick Cave
(Singer-songwriter)

22 September 1957

Warracknabeal

Virgo

Nick VujicicNick Vujicic
(Evangelist)

04 December 1982

Melbourne

Sagittarius

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Gemini

Norman LindsayNorman Lindsay
(Artist)

22 February 1879

21 November 1969

Creswick

Pisces

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
(Director)

05 December 1905

23 April 1986

Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine

Sagittarius

P L TraversP. L. Travers
(Writer & Journalist)

09 August 1899

23 April 1996

Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Leo

Pat RafterPat Rafter
(Tennis Player)

28 December 1972

Mount Isa

Capricorn

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

30 September 1990

Knightsbridge, London, England

Gemini

Paul KeatingPaul Keating

18 January 1944

Sydney

Capricorn

Pauline HansonPauline Hanson
(Former Member of the Australian Parliament)

27 May 1954

Brisbane

Gemini

Penny WongPenny Wong
(Australian Senator)

05 November 1968

Kota Kinabalu

Scorpio

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
(Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist)

08 July 1882

20 February 1961

Brighton

Cancer

Peter C. DohertyPeter C. Doherty
(Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner)

Brisbane, Australia

Peter FinchPeter Finch
(Actor)

28 September 1916

14 January 1977

South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Libra

A major player in the world economy, Australia’s contributions to the world in the fields of science and technology, literature, politics, and sports have been immense. The nation has given birth to several Nobel laureates like Howard Florey, Patrick White and Barry Marshall who have enriched the world in no small way. In fact, Australia has produced a remarkable number of Nobel laureates given her small population. When we talk of Australia, how can we forget cricket—and the Australians who have ruled the game? Read on to discover more about famous Australians.

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