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By Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864 – 1941) Written at the old Dagworth Homestead, Queensland in January 1895. Waltzing Matilda sung by Slim Dusty This YouTube version is from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A lovely reminder of why Slim Dusty is … Read more

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Archibald Prize Winners

Regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia, The Archibald Prize has been awarded every year since 1921. It is named after J. F. Archibald, former editor of The Bulletin. Archibald died in 1919 and bequest money for the … Read more

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Fred Hollows, Helping Others to See

It has been estimated that more than one million people in the world can see today because of initiatives instigated by Hollows. Frederick Cossom (Fred) Hollows, A.C. Fred Hollows became world famous as an ophthalmologist, particularly for his work in … Read more

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Dawn Fraser, The Girl from Balmain

“I didn’t get it for being Miss Goody Goody,” she says. “I’ve always been known to be outspoken and to speak my mind and I think that’s what Australian people like.” 1996 voted the person who best symbolizes Australia 1999 … Read more

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Famous Australian December Birthdays

Were you or someone you know born in December? You’ll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even several ARIA Award winners that have December birthdays. DECEMBER 1 to 15 JAN   1-15        16-31 APR … Read more

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Australian Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious prize in the world and receives worldwide coverage by the print media, radio and television. So far, the youngest Nobel Laureate since the awards started, was Australian Lawrence Bragg. He was only … Read more

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73 Record Albums by Slim Dusty

With over 5 million recordings sold in Australia, Slim Dusty was the biggest selling Australian recording artist. Slim Dusty     Article pages   1   2       Awards Golden Guitar Album pages   Index   1   2 … Read more

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Famous Australian June Birthdays

Were you or someone you know born in June? You’ll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even a couple of Brownlow Medal winners that have June birthdays. JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31 … Read more

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Famous Australian November Birthdays

NOVEMBER 1 TO 15     NOVEMBER 16 TO 30 WERE YOU or someone you know born in November? You’ll find below some notable Australian politicians, a heart surgeon, actors, musicians, athletes and even a Golden Guitar winner that have November birthdays. Tip … Read more

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