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List of famous Australian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Australia

The very mention of Australians might bring to your mind the image of a beer guzzling, tanned, fun loving person lounging on the picturesque beaches all day long. From the past many decades Australians, especially men, have had to live with this dumb stereotype that projects them to the world as carefree beach mongers. Ever thought about what Australia would actually be like if Australians actually fit the stereotype? Australia is one of the wealthiest nations of the world and boasts of a high standard of living unmatched by many other countries. This would not have been possible without the relentless hard word, ingenuity, and dedication of the Australian men who gave it their all to build such a wonderful nation. 

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull
(Journalist, Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Investment Banker)

24 October 1954

Sydney, Australia

Scorpio

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Melbourne, Australia

Leo

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Aries

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
(Actor)

13 January 1990

Melbourne

Capricorn

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Libra

Troye SivanTroye Sivan
(Actor/Singer/Songwriter)

05 June 1995

Johannesburg, South Africa

Gemini

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Pisces

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
(Business magnate)

11 March 1931

Melbourne

Pisces

Brenton ThwaitesBrenton Thwaites
(Film Actor)

10 August 1989

Cairns, Australia

Leo

Kyrie IrvingKyrie Irving
(Basketball Player)

23 March 1992

Melbourne, Australia

Aries

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Cancer

Luke Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth
(Actor)

05 November 1981

Melbourne, Australia

Scorpio

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
(Musician)

26 October 1967

Whangarei, New Zealand

Scorpio

Nick CaveNick Cave
(Singer-songwriter)

22 September 1957

Warracknabeal

Virgo

Terence TaoTerence Tao
(Mathematician)

17 July 1975

Adelaide, Australia

Cancer

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

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Nick VujicicNick Vujicic
(Evangelist)

04 December 1982

Melbourne

Sagittarius

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

11 January 1997

Queensland, Australia

Capricorn

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
(Actor)

20 June 1909

14 October 1959

Hobart

Gemini

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
(Musician)

06 January 1953

Glasgow

Capricorn

Peter SingerPeter Singer
(Philosopher)

06 July 1946

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cancer

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
(Entertainer)

30 March 1930

Bassendean

Aries

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

11 July 1916

21 October 2014

Kew Vic

Cancer

Jai WaetfordJai Waetford
(Singer, Actor)

25 January 1999

Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

Aquarius

 Barry HumphriesBarry Humphries
(Comedian, Actor)

17 February 1934

Kew, Melbourne, Australia

Aquarius

John Howard John Howard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

26 July 1939

Sydney, Australia

Leo

Mark WebberMark Webber
(Racing driver)

27 August 1976

Queanbeyan

Virgo

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
(Director)

05 December 1905

23 April 1986

Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine

Sagittarius

Peter FinchPeter Finch
(Actor)

28 September 1916

14 January 1977

South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Libra

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

17 December 1967

Stanmore

Leo

Anthony MundineAnthony Mundine
(Professional Boxer)

21 May 1975

Newtown

Taurus

Bob HawkeBob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)

09 December 1929

Bordertown

Sagittarius

Paul KeatingPaul Keating

18 January 1944

Sydney

Capricorn

Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
(12th Prime Minister of Australia)

20 December 1894

15 May 1978

Jeparit

Sagittarius

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
(Poet)

17 February 1864

05 February 1941

Orange

Aquarius

Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
(Member of the Australian House of Representatives)

16 April 1953

Wahroonga

Aries

Rod LaverRod Laver
(Tennis player)

09 August 1938

Rockhampton

Leo

Pat RafterPat Rafter
(Tennis Player)

28 December 1972

Mount Isa

Capricorn

Douglas MawsonDouglas Mawson
(Explorer, Geologist)

05 May 1882

14 October 1958

Shipley

Taurus

Helmut NewtonHelmut Newton
(Fashion Photographer)

31 October 1920

23 January 2004

Berlin

Scorpio

Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

18 January 1849

07 January 1920

Glebe

Capricorn

Gregory John NormanGreg Norman
(Australian Golfer)

10 February 1955

Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Aquarius

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall

30 September 1951

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Libra

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

08 July 1882

20 February 1961

Brighton

Cancer

David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
(Preacher)

28 September 1872

07 February 1967

South Australia

Libra

Clive PalmerClive Palmer
(Australian Politician)

26 March 1954

Melbourne

Aries

John MonashJohn Monash
(Civil engineer)

27 June 1865

08 October 1931

Melbourne

Cancer

Howard FloreyHoward Florey
(Pathologist and Pharmacologist)

24 September 1898

21 February 1968

Adelaide, Australia

Libra

John CurtinJohn Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia)

08 January 1885

05 July 1945

Creswick

Capricorn

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

30 September 1990

Knightsbridge, London, England

Gemini

Victor ChangVictor Chang
(Surgeon)

21 November 1936

04 July 1991

Shanghai

Scorpio

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
(Writer)

17 June 1867

02 September 1922

Grenfell

Gemini

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

10 February 1904

27 January 1963

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
(Artist)

28 July 1902

08 August 1959

Hermannsburg

Leo

Mal MeningaMal Meninga
(Coach)

08 July 1960

Bundaberg

Cancer

Slim DustySlim Dusty
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)

13 June 1927

19 September 2003

Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Gemini

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
(Politician)

27 May 1815

27 April 1896

Canley

Gemini

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
(Archaeologist and Philologist)

14 April 1892

19 October 1957

Sydney

Aries

Charles Kingsford SmithCharles Kingsford Smith
(Aviator)

09 February 1897

08 November 1935

Hamilton

Aquarius

Lionel RoseLionel Rose
(Boxer)

21 June 1948

08 May 2011

Warragul

Gemini

Cadel EvansCadel Evans
(Professional Road Racing Cyclist)

14 February 1977

Katherine

Aquarius

Alfred DeakinAlfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

03 August 1856

07 October 1919

Melbourne

Leo

Bart CummingsBart Cummings
(Horse Trainer)

14 November 1927

30 August 2015

Adelaide, Australia

Scorpio

Roy EmersonRoy Emerson
(Tennis Player)

03 November 1936

Blackbutt, Queensland

Scorpio

Wally LewisWally Lewis
(Rugby Player)

01 December 1959

Hawthorne

Sagittarius

Eddie McGuireEddie McGuire
(Television presenter)

29 October 1964

Broadmeadows Vic

Scorpio

Sir Donald BradmanSir Donald Bradman
(Greatest Batsmen Ever)

27 August 1908

25 February 2001

Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

Virgo

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

03 September 1899

31 August 1985

Traralgon

Virgo

Mark OliphantMark Oliphant
(Physicist)

08 October 1901

14 July 2000

Kent Town

Libra

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

Brisbane, Australia

Norman LindsayNorman Lindsay
(Artist)

22 February 1879

21 November 1969

Creswick

Pisces

Edward Hammond Hargraves Edward Hargraves
(Gold Prospector)

07 October 1816

29 October 1891

Gosport, Hampshire

Libra

Sir Garfield SobersSir Garfield Sobers
(One of the finest all-rounders in cricket)

28 July 1936

Bridgetown, Barbados

Leo

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
(Inventor & Explorer)

29 January 1850

14 July 1915

Greenwich

Aquarius

Robin WarrenRobin Warren

11 June 1937

Adelaide, Australia

Gemini

Ian FrazerIan Frazer

06 January 1953

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Albert JackaAlbert Jacka
(Victoria Cross Winner)

10 January 1893

17 January 1932

Winchelsea

Capricorn

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
(Nobel Prize Winner Chemist)

07 September 1917

08 December 2013

Sydney, Australia

Virgo

William SingeWilliam Singe
(Singer)

02 July 1992

Forestville, Sydney, Australia

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

Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
(Biochemist)

05 December 1896

20 October 1984

Prague, Czech Republic

Sagittarius

LachlanLachlan
(YouTube star)

25 August 1995

Australia

Virgo

Jamie DwyerJamie Dwyer
(Field Hockey Player)

12 March 1979

Rockhampton

Pisces

Gustav NossalGustav Nossal
(Immunologist)

04 June 1931

Bad Ischl, Austria

Gemini

Ferdinand von MuellerFerdinand von Mueller
(Botanist and Geographer)

30 June 1825

10 October 1896

Rostock, Germany

Cancer

John WilliamsonJohn Williamson
(Singer-songwriter)

01 November 1945

Kerang

Scorpio

Bruce KingsburyBruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)

08 January 1918

29 August 1942

Melbourne

Capricorn

Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
(Prisoner of War)

12 July 1907

02 July 1993

Wangaratta

Cancer

Ric CharlesworthRic Charlesworth
(Sports Consultant, Field Hockey Player)

06 February 1952

Subiaco

Aquarius

Charles PerkinsCharles Perkins
(Soccer player)

16 June 1936

18 October 2000

Alice Springs

Gemini

Jai BrooksJai Brooks
(YouTube Star)

03 May 1995

Melbourne, Australia

Taurus

David KarolyDavid Karoly

12 July 1955

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cancer

Calum HoodCalum Hood
(Bassist & Social Media Star)

24 January 1996

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

Tyde LeviTyde Levi
(DJ, Singer and Social Media Personality)

15 February 2000

Mirrabooka, Perth

Aquarius

William Pitt (Architect)William Pitt (Architect)
(Architect)

04 June 1855

25 May 1918

Melbourne, Victoria

Gemini

Michael CliffordMichael Clifford
(Musician & Social Media Star)

20 November 1995

Sydney, Australia

Scorpio

Sir John Carew EcclesSir John Eccles
(Neurophysiologist)

27 January 1903

02 May 1997

Melbourne, Australia

Aquarius

Luke HemmingsLuke Hemmings
(Singer, YouTube Star)

16 July 1996

Sydney, Australia

Cancer

Quote Of The Day

Australian men have always been leading contributors to the world in the fields of science, technology, literature, politics and sports. Australia might not have a huge population, but she sure boasts of having produced a great many Nobel laureates like Howard Florey, Patrick White and Barry Marshall. Known for their love of sports, the country has spawned several world class sportsmen like Donald Bradman, Ian Thorpe and Adam Gilchrist. Read on to discover more about famous Australian men.