Vivien Bullwinkle, Australian War heroine. As a war nurse, she survived a massacre in WWII,and showed great bravery and leadership throughout her life.

As a war nurse, she survived a massacre in WWII,and showed great bravery and leadership throughout her life.

Great Australian aviator, Kingsford Smith.

Australian Birthday Today, Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC February Hamilton (a suburb of Brisbane), Queensland – 8 November Andaman Sea), was an early Australian aviator. Click photo for more info

Ernest Shackleton, amazing explorer who showed extraordinary endurance and leadership skills.

Hero of the Day: Ernest Shackleton saved every member of his crew from an Antarctic shipwreck.

Confucius, wise man.

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

Australian Governor General, Peter Cosgrove.

Sir Peter Cosgrove, Australia's most recent Knight of the Order of Australia

Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein at just 17, after she ran off with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein at just after she ran off with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Larry Emdur, morning show host. He is on my list because he is just so darn likeable.

Larry Emdur is one of Australia’s most multi-talented media personalities. A much sought after compere, keynote speaker and facilitator, Larry has been described as “brilliant”, “humorous” and “charismatic”.

Walter Burley Griffin, designer of Canberra and man of amazing ideas. His wife was also amazing.

Walter Burley Griffin, architect & designer of Canberra, Australia, 1912 / photographer unknown. State Lib of NSW. Walter Burley Griffin was the architect of Stella James House in Avalon.

Bobby Kennedy, a man of courage and high ideals.

Robert F. Kennedy: RFK could have been great. He was smarter than his brother…

Richard Dawkins: he would be sure to get the dinner party conversation firing.

Clinton Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL (born 26 March is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until

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