Australian Cultural Landscape

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The figures who have shaped Australia.

Courtney Pedersen
Margaret Preston April 1875 – 28 May was an Australian artist. Portrait by Harold Cazneaux. She was highly influential during the to for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art. Australian Painters, Australian Artists, Margaret Preston, Sydney, Australian Photography, Photographs Of People, Black N White Images, Female Photographers, Botanical Illustration
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Harold CAZNEAUX, Margaret Preston at her home in Mosman

Gough Whitlam's "It's Time" Labor party political campaign poster, A great Australian! Political Ads, Political Campaign, Political Quotes, Australian Labor Party, John Kerr, Australian Politics, Youth Day, Campaign Posters, Retro Advertising
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Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (born 11 July 1916): Australian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975 and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977. Whitlam led Labor to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election; he went on to win the 1974 election before being controversially dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.

Fitzroy history - the Cyclorama on Victoria Parade Australia Day, Victoria Australia, Brunswick Street, As Time Goes By, Historic Houses, Melbourne Victoria, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Natural
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Cycloramas are cool. A cyclorama is a 360 degree panoramic painting housed within a building used as a form of entertainment, often accompanied by music and narration to tell a story. Fitzroy had much cool stuff in the past and sadly some of it has been lost to us. One example is a cyclorama that once stood on

Frederick McCubbin February in Melbourne – 20 December was an Australian painter who was prominent in the Heidelberg School. Australian Painters, Australian Artists, Beard Art, Marcus Black, Academic Art, Impressionist Artists, Famous Art, Artist Painting, Impressionism
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Frederick McCubbin (25 February 1855, in Melbourne – 20 December 1917) was an Australian painter who was prominent in the Heidelberg School.

Judy Davis (born 23 April Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards (AACTA) and two British Academy Awards (BAFTA). Golden Age Of Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, 30 Day Abs, Thin Lips, Aging Gracefully, Famous Women, Female Images, Reality Tv, Female Characters

Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955): Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards (AACTA) and two British Academy Awards (BAFTA).

Vali Myers August 1930 – 12 February was an Australian visionary artist, dancer, bohemian and muse of the and in Europe and the US. Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Gypsy Witch, Bohemian Style, Boho, Night Flowers, Ink In Water, Musa, Style Icons
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Vali Myers (2 August 1930 – 12 February 2003) was an Australian visionary artist, dancer, bohemian and muse of the 50s and 60s in Europe and the US.

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton April 1867 – 1 September Australian landscape painter and leading member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism. Australian Painters, Australian Artists, Melbourne, National Portrait Gallery, Great Artists, Vintage Men, Art History, Art Gallery, Sir Arthur

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 1867 – 1 September 1943): Australian landscape painter and leading member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.

James Oswald "Jimmy" Little, AO March 1937 – 2 April was an Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and teacher from the Yorta Yorta people and was raised on the Cummeragunja Mission, New South Wales. Celebrities Who Died, Aboriginal People, Cultural Identity, Rock Legends, Passed Away, Wizard Of Oz, Art Music, Country Music, Music Videos
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James Oswald "Jimmy" Little, AO (1 March 1937 – 2 April 2012) was an Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and teacher from the Yorta Yorta people and was raised on the Cummeragunja Mission, New South Wales.

Ian Alexander "Molly" Meldrum AM (born 29 January - Australian popular music critic, journalist, record producer and musical entrepreneur; talent co-ordinator, on-air interviewer and music news presenter - Countdown Ian Alexander, Popular Music, Critic, Aging Gracefully, Ageing, Record Producer, Musicals, Count, Entrepreneur
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Ian Alexander "Molly" Meldrum AM (born 29 January 1943) is an Australian popular music critic, journalist, record producer and musical entrepreneur. He was the talent co-ordinator, on-air interviewer and music news presenter on the former popular music program Countdown (1974–1987).

Robyn Davidson (born 6 September is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about her trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels. Her career of travelling and writing about her travels has spanned over 30 years. Robyn Davidson, National Geographic, Australian Desert, Thing 1, Cinema, Camels, World Peace, Popular Culture, Feature Film

Robyn Davidson (born 6 September 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about her 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels. Her career of travelling and writing about her travels has spanned over 30 years.

Charles Edward Chauvel OBE October 1897 – 11 November was an Australian filmmaker and nephew of Australian army General Sir Harry Chauvel. He is noted for making the films Forty Thousand Horsemen in 1940 and Jedda in Jessy James, Wild West Outlaws, Old West Photos, John Wesley, Cowboy Girl, American Frontier, Texas History, Le Far West, Thats The Way
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Charles Chauvel (filmmaker)

Charles Edward Chauvel OBE (7 October 1897 – 11 November 1959) was an Australian filmmaker and nephew of Australian army General Sir Harry Chauvel. He is noted for making the films Forty Thousand Horsemen in 1940 and Jedda in 1955.

Ruth Park and her husband D'Arcy Niland Australian Farm, Australian Authors, 24. August, Story Writer, Ansel Adams, Harp, Book Series, Book Quotes, Libraries
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D'Arcy Francis Niland (20 October 1917 – 29 March 1967) was an Australian farm labourer, novelist and short story writer. In 1955 he wrote The Shiralee. Married to Rosina Ruth Lucia Park AM (24 August 1917 – 14 December 2010), New Zealand–born Australian author. Her best known works are the novels The Harp in the South (1948) and Playing Beatie Bow (1980), and the children's radio serial The Muddle-Headed Wombat (1951–1970), which also spawned a book series (1962–1982).

Dame Nellie Melba GBE, born Helen Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early century. Opera News, Billie Burke, Lillian Gish, John Barrymore, Vintage Photos Women, Mary Pickford, Extraordinary People, Famous Singers, Opera Singers
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Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell, an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician.

Jill Orr is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Orr is best known for her works in performance, photography, video and installation works that often explore the body, and its positioning within social, political and environmental contexts. While Orr’s works are predominantly site-specific, the recording of her works are regarded as equally significant aspects of her working practice. Melbourne Australia, Contemporary Artists, Equality, Teacher, Culture, Explore, Landscape, Projects, Photography
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 Image: Max Dupain Melbourne with rain 1946 printed c. 1986 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Hallmark Cards Australia Pty Ltd, 1987 Melbourne Weather, Australian Photography, Destinations, Melbourne Victoria, All I Ever Wanted, City Photography, Documentary Photography, Australian Artists, Historical Pictures
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Albert Namatjira born Elea Namatjira, was a Western Aranda-speaking Aboriginal artist from the western MacDonnell Ranges in Australia. As one of the most prominent Aboriginal artist of the time, he was a pioneer of contemporary Indigenous Australian art. Australian Aboriginal History, Indigenous Australian Art, Indigenous Art, Australian Artists, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginal People, Portraits, Artist Art
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