David Gordon Kirkpatrick was born on 13 June 1927 in Kempsey, New South Wales, the son of a cattle farmer. Kirkpatrick adopted the stage name "Slim Dusty" in 1938 at eleven years of age. His earliest musical influences included Jimmie Rodgers. In 1945, Dusty wrote When the Rain Tumbles Down in July and released his first record that year at the age of eighteen. In 1946, he signed his first recording contract with Columbia Graphophone for the Regal Zonophone label.
Dick Smith - an Australian entrepreneur, businessman, aviator, and political activist. 1986 Australian of the Year. A man who puts his money where his mouth is. Much admired as a humanitarian. You just gotta love Dick!
Mary Seah risked her life to help the prisoners of war for several years. Mary Seah is highly respected by the returned soldiers and has been guest of honour at some of their celebrations. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in
Delvene Delaney (born 26 August 1951)The beauty pageant winner found fame on Australian television in the 1970s and 80's. Delaney has been married to The Paul Hogan Show co-star John Cornell since the 1970's . They have two children, Allira and Liana l. Liana is a model and actress, and Allira is a photographer.
Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign and also represents Australian fashion chain David Jones. Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay's Modelling Agency, and soon after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances.
Peter Allen born Peter Richard Woolnough in Tenterfield, New South Wales, was the grandson of George Woolnough, whom Allen immortalised in his song "Tenterfield Saddler". Allen began his performing career with Chris Bell as one of the "Allen Brothers", who were a popular cabaret and television act . Mark Herron, the husband of Judy Garland, discovered Allen while he was performing in Hong Kong. He was invited to return with them to London and the United States where he performed with…
Fred Hollows entered medical school to become an ‘eye doctor’, He had worked as an alpine guide, an orderly in a psychiatric hospital, a bulldozer driver, and had done manual work in the back blocks of Queensland. Fred’s legacy lives on in the people who have had their sight restored, as well as in the facilities he has created in the poorest of countries. He was the ultimate humanitarian. A man who did so much for so many around the world. He is truly an aussie hero.
HUGO WEAVING ~ (born 4 April is an Australian-British film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy and Elrond in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy.