Nancy Bird-Walton, O.E Nancy Bird-Walton was the founder of the Australian Women Pilots' Association, which was the starting block for a proud generation of female pilots, who now fly alongside men in Australia's skies.
Out of respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, I acknowledge that this pin contains an image of the deceased Artist. Albert Namatjira, famous Indigenous watercolour artist at home in outback Australia.
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE February 1864 – 5 February was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas.
Peter Lalor was the main leader at the Eureka Stockade.the Eureka oath."We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties" A nation divided demanded civil rights for
NZ born Fred Hollows' was an Opthamologist. His pioneering efforts were to tackle avoidable blindness and to that end, over one million people have had their vision restored. The Fred Hollows Foundation continues his work.
SPRAY-ON SKIN - In 1999 Professor Fiona Wood patented her spray-on skin technique. The innovation involves taking a small patch of the victim's healthy skin and using it to grow new skin cells in a laboratory. The new skin cells are then sprayed on the victim's damaged skin. This process significantly reduces recovery time and scarring. This played a key role in treating burns victims from the 2002 Bali bombings. Fiona and her team are credited with saving the lives of 28 people.