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Ben O'Connor (cyclist)

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Ben O'Connor (cyclist)

Ben Alexander O'Connor (born 25 November 1995) is an Australian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[1] In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[2] Major results 2015 6th Time trial, Oceanian Under–23 Road Championships 2016 1st Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic 1st Stage 4 3rd Overall Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc 3rd Overall Tour de Taiwan 3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships 2017 5th Overall Tour of Austria 1st Stage 5 8th Overall Tour de Langkawi 2018 7th Overall Tour of the Alps 1st Young rider classification 1st Stage 3 10th Trofeo Matteotti 2019 6th Overall Tour of Austria Grand Tour general classification results timeline Grand Tour 2018 2019 Giro d'Italia DNF 32 Tour de France — — Vuelta a España — — Legend — Did not compete DNF Did not finish References "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4

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James P. Gorman

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James P. Gorman

James Patrick Gorman[2] (born 14 July 1958) is an Australian-American financier who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley. He was formerly Co-President and Co-Head of Strategic Planning at the firm.[3][4] Early life James P. Gorman was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at Xavier College, and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, where he was a residential member and president of Newman College. Career In 1982 he joined law firm Phillips Fox and Masel (now DLA Piper) before heading to the United States to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.[5][6] James P. Gorman joined Morgan Stanley in February 2006 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG). In October 2007, Gorman took on the additional role of Co-Head of Strategic Planning with Chief Financial Officer Colm Kelleher. In December 2007, he was named Co-President of Morgan Stanley, along with

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John McGrath (New South Wales politician)

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John McGrath (New South Wales politician)

John Francis McGrath (1 September 1893 – 20 December 1971) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1941 until 1959. He was a member of the NSW Branch of the Australian Labor Party and held a number of ministerial positions including Minister for Housing.[1] Early life and career McGrath was born in Chicago, the son of a publican and migrated with his family to Australia at age nine. He was educated at St Aloysius' College and initially worked as an electrician. He became an official of the Electrical Trades Union but left the industry to become a hotel owner. After owning several hotels, including losing one in Rockdale during the Great Depression, McGrath leased the Bexley Hotel and became a proprietor of other hotels in the Bexley area. McGrath was soon active in community organisations, becoming president of Bexley Chamber of Commerce from 1936 until 1970.[1] McGrath was elected as an alderman on the Bexley Municipal Council at a by-election in 1937, and

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Phil Cleary

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Phil Cleary

Philip Ronald Cleary (born 8 December 1952) is an Australian commentator on politics and sport, particularly Australian rules football, and a former independent politician elected at the 1992 Wills by-election. Football playing career Cleary first came to notice as a prominent player and coach in Victoria's second-level Australian rules football competition, the Victorian Football Association, for the Coburg Football Club. He debuted with the club in 1975, playing 205 games - second only to Dave Starbuck in Coburg club history - and kicking 317 goals. He was a member of the 1979 premiership side and losing 1980 side. He coached the club between 1984–92 (captain coach between 1984–87, upon which he retired as a player), before leading them to back-to-back premierships in 1988–89. In the 1986 VFA grand final against Williamstown he was sensationally ordered off, only to be found not guilty at the tribunal. He coached the VFA representative side on five occasions without losing a game. He was one of the most w

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Sinead Diver

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Sinead Diver

Sinead Diver (born 17 February 1977) is an Irish-born Australian long-distance runner.[1][2] She competed in the marathon event at both the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing[3] and the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London.[4] Diver moved to Australia in 2002.[1][5] She started running in 2010 after the birth of her eldest son.[1][5] In 2012, she won the Australian Half Marathon Championship.[1][6] Her debut marathon was the 2014 Melbourne Marathon, where she finished as the second-placed woman in a time of 2:34:15.[6] As of October 2018 her marathon personal best time is 2:25.17, run at the Melbourne Marathon in October 2018. This time makes Diver the 4th fastest Australian female marathoner of all time, and fastest Australian female aged 40+.[7][8] Diver works as an IT consultant and has two children.[1][5] References "Sinead Diver (Vic)". Athletics Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2017. "Sinead Diver". IAAF. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. Final results "MARA

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Jason Day

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Jason Day

Jason Day (born 12 November 1987) is an Australian professional golfer and PGA Tour member. He is a former World Number 1 in the World Golf Ranking, having first achieved the ranking in September 2015. Day first broke into the world's top ten in June 2011, rising to world number nine after his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.[4] In February 2014, Day won his first WGC title, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and would win it for a second time in 2016. With his 2016 win, he joined Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy as the only multiple winners of the WGC Match Play. He went on to win his first major tournament at the 2015 PGA Championship, scoring a record 20 strokes under par and rising to number three in the world rankings. Early life Day was born in Beaudesert, Queensland.[1] His father, Alvin, was Irish Australian,[5] [6] and his mother, Dening, was a Filipina born in the Philippines who moved to Australia in the early 1980s.[7] He has two siblings, Yanna and Kim.[5] His father took him to Beaudesert

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Joseph Cook

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Joseph Cook

Sir Joseph Cook, GCMG (7 December 1860 – 30 July 1947) was an Australian politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1913 to 1914. He was the leader of the Commonwealth Liberal Party from 1913 to 1917, after earlier serving as the leader of the Anti-Socialist Party from 1908 to 1909.[1] Cook was born in Silverdale, Staffordshire, England, and began working in the local coal mines at the age of nine. He emigrated to Australia in 1885, settling in Lithgow, New South Wales. He continued to work as a miner, becoming involved with the local labour movement as a union official. In 1891, Cook was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as a representative of the Labor Party, becoming one of its first members of parliament. He was elected party leader in 1893, but the following year left Labor due to a disagreement over party discipline. He was then invited to become a government minister under George Reid, and joined Reid's Free Trade Party. In 1901, Cook was elected

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Simon Baker

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Simon Baker

Simon Lucas Baker (born 30 July 1969) is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist (as Patrick Jane) and The Guardian (as Nicholas Fallin). In his film acting career, he is best known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Career Before joining Hollywood, Simon Baker acted in various TV shows such as E Street (as Sam Farrel: 1992-1993), Home and Away (as James Hudson: 1993–94), and Heartbreak High (as Tom Summers: 1996). In 1997 Baker appeared as Matt Reynolds in L.A. Confidential. He is best known for his portrayal of Patrick Jane in the television series The Mentalist and Nick Fallin in The Guardian.[1] Personal life Baker at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2013. He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and grew up in Ball

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William O'Brien (Australian politician)

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William O'Brien (Australian politician)

William Joseph O'Brien (7 September 1882 – 15 June 1953) was an Australian politician. He was born in Parkes to carrier William O'Brien and Bridget, née O'Sullivan. He worked as a cabinetmaker and in the railways, and was an official in the Furniture Trades' Union, being a delegate to and later president of the Trades and Labor Council. In 1916 he was a foundation member of the Industrial Vigilance Council and a delegate to the Anti-Conscription League, and from 1913 to 1917 he served on the central executive of the Australian Labor Party (vice-president 1916–17). In 1917 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Annandale, transferring to Murray with the introduction of proportional representation in 1920. O'Brien served until 1925. He died at Leichhardt in 1953.[1] References "Mr William Joseph O'Brien (1882–1953)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.   New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded byArthur Griffith

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Arthur Calwell

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Arthur Calwell

Arthur Augustus Calwell KCSG (28 August 1896 – 8 July 1973) was an Australian politician who served as the leader of the Labor Party from 1960 to 1967. He led the party to three federal elections without success. Calwell grew up in Melbourne and attended St Joseph's College. After leaving school, he began working as a clerk for the Victorian state government. He became involved in the labour movement as an officeholder in the public-sector trade union. Before entering parliament, Calwell held various positions in the Labor Party's organisation wing, serving terms as state president and as a member of the federal executive. He was elected to the House of Representatives at the 1940 federal election, standing in the Division of Melbourne. After the 1943 election, Calwell was elevated to cabinet as Minister for Information, overseeing government censorship and propaganda during World War II. When Ben Chifley became prime minister in 1945, he was also made Minister for Immigration. He oversaw the creation of Au

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Justine Clarke

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Justine Clarke

Justine Clarke (born 16 November 1971) is an Australian actress, singer and television host. She has been acting since the age of seven and has appeared in some of Australia's best-known TV shows. She is also a film and stage actor, and won the Best Actress Award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina in 2006 for her role in independent film Look Both Ways. Early life Justine Clarke was born in Sydney. At the age of seven, whilst attending Woollahra Public School with other up and coming talents like Mouche Phillips and Deni Hines, she began appearing in television commercials, one of which was Arnott's Humphrey B. Bear biscuits.[1] At eleven she played the role of Brigitta in the stage musical, The Sound of Music.[2] Film & Television Career Clarke's first significant acting role was as the character Anna Goanna in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The same year she appeared in the TV series The Maestro's Company and featured in the 1986 mini-series Professor Poopsnagg

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Margaret Trask

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Margaret Trask

Margaret Trask AM (April 28, 1928 – November 19, 2002) was an Australian librarian and educator, as well as Deputy Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is considered to be a pioneer in the area of information sciences in Australasia.[1][2] Career Trask began her career working for the "State Library of New South Wales". She also worked as a librarian for the "Penrith City Council" and the "University of New South Wales" (UNSW).[2] In 1968, she began teaching library studies at the UNSW. In 1974, Trask founded the "School of Library and Information Studies" at "Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education", which later became part of the campus at the "University of Technology Sydney" (UTS).[1][3] She was the head of the school until 1985, implementing new curriculums for undergraduate and graduate library studies.[2] She was also a member of the UTS council for eight years[1] and received a fellowship from the university in 1991.[4] From 1998 until 2002, Trask served as deputy chancello

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Clover Moore

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Clover Moore

Clover Margaret Moore (née Collins, born 22 October 1945) is an Australian politician. She has been the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney since 2004 and is currently the longest serving Lord Mayor of Sydney since the creation of the City of Sydney in 1842. She was an independent member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1988 to 2012, representing the electorates of Bligh (1988–2007) and Sydney (2007–2012).[1] Moore is the first popularly elected female Lord Mayor of Sydney.[2] Early life and background Clover Margaret Collins was born in 1945 and grew up in the suburb of Gordon, on Sydney's North Shore, one of three daughters of Kathleen and Francis Collins. She attended Loreto Kirribilli at Kirribilli and Elm Court Dominican Convent, Moss Vale. Moore matriculated to the University of Sydney, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Diploma of Education from the Sydney Teachers' College, and resided at Sancta Sophia College. After graduation she began work as an English and History teacher

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William Higgs

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William Higgs

William Guy Higgs (18 January 1862 – 11 June 1951) was an Australian politician who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. He was a Senator for Queensland from 1901 to 1906, and then represented the Division of Capricornia in the House of Representatives from 1910 to 1922. He served as Treasurer of Australia from 1915 to 1916, under Billy Hughes. Early life Higgs was born on 18 January 1862 in Wingham, New South Wales. He was the oldest of "at least ten children" (including nine boys) born to William Guy Higgs Sr. and Elizabeth Gregg. His parents kept a general store together; his father was born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England, while his mother was born in Ballyconnell, County Cavan, Ireland.[1] Higgs and his family moved to Parramatta in 1869 and then to Orange in 1872. He attended state schools except for a brief period at a Catholic convent school when it was the closest available; his parents were Anglican and he had to wait outside during religious instruction. He left schoo

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Madeleine Madden

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Madeleine Madden

Madeleine Madden (born January 29, 1997) is an Australian actress. Background In 2010, at age thirteen, Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia.[1][2] She said she grew up in a very political family; she is the great-granddaughter of Arrernte elder Hetty Perkins, the granddaughter of activist and soccer player Charles Perkins, and the daughter of art curator and writer Hetti Perkins.[1][2][3] Her aunt is director Rachel Perkins. Career Television Madden starred in Australia's first indigenous teen drama, Ready for This, and in the critically applauded Redfern Now.[3][4] She has also starred in The Moodys, Jack Irish, My Place and The Code. In 2016 she starred in the miniseries Tomorrow, When the War Began which is based on the John Marsden series of young adult books. In 2018 she played Marion Q

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Ethel Bruce

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Ethel Bruce

Ethel Dunlop Bruce, Viscountess Bruce of Melbourne (née Anderson; 25 May 1879 – 16 March 1967)[1] was the wife of Stanley Bruce, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1923 to 1929. She was the first prime minister's wife to live at The Lodge. Early life Bruce was one of seven daughters born to Elizabeth (née Manifold) and Andrew George Anderson, part of "a large family [...] with pioneer associations with western Victoria". She was of mostly Scottish ancestry, although she had an Irish grandmother. An uncle was Sir Walter Manifold, who served a term as President of the Victorian Legislative Council.[2] Marriage Stanley and Ethel Bruce in 1927 Bruce first met her future husband while at school; she was three years his senior. On a visit to England in 1912, she became reacquainted with him, and they were married on 12 July 1913 at Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.[2] They honeymooned in North America, then lived in London for a period before returning to Australia in 1917 and settling in Melbourne.

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Gilbert Murray

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Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray George Gilbert Aimé Murray, OM, FBA (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British[1] classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding scholar of the language and culture of Ancient Greece, perhaps the leading authority in the first half of the twentieth century. He is the basis for the character of Adolphus Cusins in his friend George Bernard Shaw's play Major Barbara, and also appears as the chorus figure in Tony Harrison's play Fram. Early life Murray was born in Sydney, Australia. His father, Sir Terence Aubrey Murray, who died in 1873, had been a Member of the New South Wales Parliament; Gilbert's mother, Agnes Ann Murray (née Edwards), ran a girls' school in Sydney for a few years. Then, in 1877, Agnes emigrated with Gilbert to the UK, where she died in 1891.[2] Murray was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St John's College, Oxford. Classicist Academic career From 1889–1899, Murray was Professor of Greek at the

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Omar Musa

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Omar Musa

Omar bin Musa (born 9 January 1984) is an award-winning author, poet and rapper from Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. He has released three solo hip hop records (including Since Ali Died) and three books of poetry. His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was published in 2014. Here Come the Dogs was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award [1] and Musa was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.[2] Early life Musa is the son of Australian arts journalist Helen Musa and Malaysian poet Musa bin Masran. He is of Suluk, Kedayan and Irish ancestry. He studied at the Australian National University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Career Musa has combined hip hop music and poetry throughout his career. He was runner up in the 2007 Australian Poetry Slam, before winning in 2008 at the Sydney Opera House.[3] He went on to win the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam in 2010. In 2010, he also did support for Gil Scott-Heron in Munich, Germany. In 2011, he was a guest panelli

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Luke Hemsworth

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Luke Hemsworth

Luke Hemsworth (born 5 November 1981)[2] is an Australian actor who is known for his roles as Nathan Tyson in the TV series Neighbours and as Ashley Stubbs in the HBO sci-fi series Westworld. Early life Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, the son of Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor.[2][3] He is the older brother of actors Chris and Liam Hemsworth.[4] His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant, and his other ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, and German.[5] He has been married to Samantha Hemsworth since 2007, and they have three children together: Ella, Holly, and Harper Rose. Career Hemsworth trained in acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.[1] In 2001, he started his career on the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nathan Tyson.[6] Mainly a television actor, Hemsworth has appeared in TV series such as The Saddle Club, Blue Heelers, Last Man Standing, All Saints, and Satisfaction. In 2012, he starred in the 6-part miniseries Bikie Wa

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Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth[1] (born 11 August 1983)[2] is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film career in Hollywood. Hemsworth appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009) and the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009) before gaining positive reviews in the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He held starring roles in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), the action thriller film Blackhat (2015), the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and in the Men in Black film series spin-off Men in Black: International (2019). His most critically acclaimed roles include the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013) as James Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. In 2016, he appeared in a supporting role in the Ghostbusters reboot film. Hemsworth's greatest commercial suc

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Gavin Buckley

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Gavin Buckley

Gavin Buckley (born 8 February 1963) is an Australian-American Democratic politician,[nb 1] a former restaurateur and the Mayor of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. He was elected in November 2017, defeating incumbent Republican mayor Mike Pantelides,[2] and inaugurated on December 7, 2017.[3] As mayor, Buckley has worked to allow denser development in the City Dock district, drawing opposition from historic preservation advocates.[4] He was in office during the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28, 2018, and has advocated for stricter gun control laws in its wake.[1] Early life and education Gavin Buckley was born in Boksburg, South Africa, and lived briefly in London before growing up in Perth, Western Australia.[1] Because their father traveled often for work and then died at an early age, Buckley and his twin, Paul, who died at age 14, were primarily raised by their mother, Pauline Brosnan, an Irish native active in the Australian Labor Party.[5] Gavin was expelled from two Australian high schools, St.

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Francesca Hung

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Francesca Hung

Francesca Hung (born 25 April 1994) is an Australian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2018. She represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] Personal life Hung lives in Sydney, Australia. She is from the Northern Beaches of New South Wales and is the daughter of Chinese Australian father and an Irish Australian mother. She is a professional model. She is studying for a Masters in Publishing at the University of Sydney after completing an undergraduate degree in Arts and Sociology. Pageantry Miss Universe Australia 2018 Hung was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2018 pageant. She succeeded outgoing Miss Universe Australia 2017 Olivia Rogers.[2][3] Miss Universe 2018 Hung represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant where she placed in the Top 20. She was one of the wildcard for Top 20.[4] References "Australia's Miss Universe 2018 winner is Francesca Hung". news.com.au. Retrieved 29 June 2018. "'I di

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Elizabeth (Bessie) Campbell

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Elizabeth (Bessie) Campbell

Elizabeth "Bessie" Campbell (1870–1964), whose heritage is Irish, was an Anglican Australian-born banjo player as well as a charity worker. Early life Elizabeth Campbell, known as "Bessie", was born on 21 July 1870 in Melbourne, Australia. She is from an Irish and Anglican background and is the daughter of Christopher Campbell, a former employee for Madam Tussaud in Dublin, and Eliza née McMullen who was his second wife. Christopher and his wife migrated to Melbourne in 1849. In the early 1870s their family moved to Sydney as he continued his work in the waxworks industry.[1] Education When Bessie was 14 years old, she went to London with her parents. Whilst there she was taught the banjo by Joe Daniels and documented that, "she took a great fancy to the five stringed banjo". The year after the family returned to Sydney where she remained learning the banjo for three more months from the American Hosea Easton.[2] Career Bessie Campbell started to come out and play her banjo in charity concerts from 1891

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Kathleen O'Connor (painter)

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Kathleen O'Connor (painter)

Kathleen Laetitia "Kate" O'Connor (14 September 1876 – 24 August 1968) was an impressionist painter with a career in Western Australia and France. She was a daughter of the celebrated engineer C. Y. O'Connor. Biography O'Connor was born in Hokitika, New Zealand the daughter of Charles Yelverton O'Connor and his wife Susan Laetitia O'Connor (née Ness). She was educated at Marsden School, Wellington and by private tuition in Perth from 1891,[1] including lessons from artist Florence Fuller.[2] She studied painting in Perth Technical School under James Linton and at Bushey School, England, under Von Herkomer. She worked for a time in fashionable department stores in Sydney then moved to Paris, France where she lived (apart from the war years which she spent, miserably, in London) from 1907 to 1950. She exhibited regularly at the Salon d'Automne in Paris from 1911 as well as the Salon française and Société des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs. In Perth she frequently exhibited at the Claude Hotchin Galleries, in

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Tim Minchin

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Tim Minchin

Timothy David Minchin[3] (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, composer, lyricist, and director.[4] He was born in Northampton, England, to Australian parents,[1] but raised in Perth, Western Australia.[5] Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, five DVDs, and live comedy shows that he has performed internationally. He has appeared on television in Australia, Britain, and the United States. After growing up in Perth, he attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 2002. His show Darkside launched him into the public eye, achieving critical success at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013, Minchin played the role of rock star Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication.[6] Minchin has a background in theatre and has appeared in various stage productions, in addition to some small acting roles

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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Jane Imbruglia ( im-BROO-lee-ə, Italian: ; born 4 February 1975) is an Australian-British singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn". Her subsequent album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold 7 million copies worldwide. Imbruglia's five subsequent albums have combined sales of 3 million copies worldwide, and her accolades include eight ARIA Awards, two Brit Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and three Grammy nominations. Imbruglia has appeared in several films, including the 2003 release Johnny English and the 2009 Australian indie film Closed for Winter. She has modelled for several brands, such as L'Oreal, Gap, and Kailis. Amongst other philanthropic work, Imbruglia served as a longtime spokesperson for Virgin Unite and campaigns to raise awareness of obstetric fistula. Life and career 1975–1994: Ea

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Patrick McGorry

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Patrick McGorry

Patrick Dennistoun McGorry AO FAA FASSA FAHMS FRCP FRANZCP (born 10 September 1952) is an Irish-born Australian psychiatrist known for his development of the early intervention services for emerging mental disorders in young people. Position McGorry is Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.[2] He has written more than 640 peer-reviewed articles with more than 56810 citations, published in journals including The Lancet, the British Journal of Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Medical Journal of Australia.[3] He is executive director of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health[4] and founding editor of Early Intervention in Psychiatry published by the International Early Psychosis Association. McGorry also advocated strongly for the establishment of the Australian government funded National Youth Mental Health Foundation, which became headspace, and is a founding board member of that organisation.[5] McGorry played a key role in leading th

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David Campbell (singer)

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David Campbell (singer)

David Joseph Campbell OAM is an Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter. He has performed and recorded many different genres of music from rock to classics. He is the son of rock and soul singer Jimmy Barnes.[1] Campbell was award the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for his "service to entertainment and the arts".[2] Theatre career Campbell won his first major roles in the early to mid 1990s at venues including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Theatre Company. In 1997, he travelled to New York to perform in cabaret, initially for a short run in a small cabaret room. However, after receiving positive reviews[3]), he moved to the Rainbow & Stars room – becoming the youngest performer ever to headline at that venue.[4] Campbell's New York success led to musicals such as Les Misérables,[5] South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls – and in Cameron Mackintosh's Royal Command Performance Hey, Mr. Producer! in London. In 2000, he provided the singi

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Jack Beasley

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Jack Beasley

John Albert Beasley (9 November 1895 – 2 September 1949) was an Australian politician who was a member of the House of Representatives from 1928 to 1946. He served in the Australian War Cabinet from 1941 to 1946, and was a government minister in the Curtin and Chifley Governments. Beasley was a member of the Australian Labor Party, although on two occasions he left the party to join the breakaway Lang Labor groups, leading the faction in federal parliament. He concluded his career as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1946 until his death in 1949. Early life Beasley was born on 9 November 1895 in Werribee, Victoria, the son of Catherine (née Hogan) and John Beasley. His mother was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, while his Australian-born father was a blacksmith and farmer. Beasley was educated at St Andrew's Catholic Primary School, but left at a young age to work on his father's farm. He later worked as a labourer in Tasmania and Adelaide, and then trained as an electrician in Port Augusta, So

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Alexandra Agoston

Alexandra Agoston-O’Connor, known professionally as Alexandra Agoston, is an Australian fashion model. Career Agoston is of Hungarian, Irish, English, and Austrian descent. She was discovered in Paris while on holiday with her family.[3] Her first modelling jobs were for Proenza Schouler, Monique Lhuillier, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Armani Privé, Dior,[4] Comme des Garçons and Jean-Paul Gaultier.[5] She’s also walked for Naeem Khan, Badgley Mischka, John Galliano, Off-White, Christian Siriano, and David Jones. She is considered to be Gaultier’s muse.[6] Agoston has been the face of Kookai.[7] Personal life Agoston is in a relationship with photographer Chris Colls.[8] References "Alexandra Agoston-O'Connor". Fashion Model Directory. "Alexandra Agoston - Model". models.com. "A model life". Sydney Morning Herald. "Alexandra Agoston, model". Into the Gloss. "Alexandra Agoston". New York Magazine. "Experience the Couture Shows in Paris Through the Eyes of a Model". Elle. Frank, J

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Bill Cody (rugby union)

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Bill Cody (rugby union)

Ernest Austin Stanislaus "Bill" Cody (1892 – 30 December 1968) was a rugby union player who represented Australia. Cody, a flanker, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of Johnathon Francis Cody and his wife, Pauline Mary (née O'Callaghan).[3] He attended St. Patrick's College from 1901–03.[5] He claimed a total of 3 international rugby caps for Australia in 1913. Cody later worked as a clerk. During the First World War, he enlisted in 1916 as a gunner in the Australian Imperial Force, and rose to the rank of lieutenant upon returning to Australia in 1919.[6] References Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 "Scrum.com player profile of Bill Cody". Scrum.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Victoria, Australia, Birth Index, 1837-1917 Howell pp226 "CODY, Ernest Austin Stanislaus SPC 1901-1903". St Patrick's College. Retrieved 4 January 2019. "Ernest Austin Stanislaus CODY". The AIF Project. Australian Defence Force Academy. Retrieved 4 January

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Charles Moran (Australian politician)

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Charles Moran (Australian politician)

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Charles Moran, in History of West Australia Charles John Moran (20 November 1868 – 18 December 1936) was an Australian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1894 to 1901 and again from 1902 to 1905. He was a minister in the government of George Throssell. Early life Moran was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, to Irish parents. He was educated at Catholic schools in Toowoomba and Brisbane, and matriculated to the University of Sydney, although he did not complete a degree there. Moran moved to Western Australia in 1890, and initially worked as an apprentice to architect Andrea Stombuco, superintending part of the construction of the General Post Office Building in Perth. He left for the Eastern Goldfields in 1893, working for a water supply contractor, and subsequently participated in the abortive Siberia rush.[1] Politics Moran stood for parliament at the 1894 general election, aged 25, and was elected to the new se

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Paul Kelly (Australian rules footballer)

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Paul Kelly (Australian rules footballer)

Paul Kelly (born 28 July 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer, winner of the Brownlow Medal and captain of the Sydney Swans for ten seasons. He was and still is known to Swans fans everywhere as "Captain Courageous". Born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Kelly initially played rugby league for Wagga Brothers but turned to Australian rules football at age 15.[1] Recruited to the AFL by the Swans, Kelly made his debut in 1990 after being the best player in his school, and was appointed captain in 1993, won the Brownlow Medal (the AFL's highest individual honour) in 1995, won club best and fairests in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997, All-Australian selection in 1995, 1996 and 1997 (the last two as captain), and the AFL Players Association's Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2000. Kelly led the Swans to the AFL Grand Final in 1996—its first since 1945—and was considered one of the best players in the competition during the mid-1990s, but from 1998 onwards was severely

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Marcia Howard (musician)

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Marcia Howard (musician)

Marcia Louise Howard (born 5 January 1961) is an Australian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and teacher. She was a long-term member of folk rock group, Goanna (1980–85, 1986, 1998) on vocals and keyboards. The group was led by her older brother, Shane Howard, and included fellow vocalist, Rose Bygrave. She appeared on albums and tours for Shane's various projects, Shane Howard and Friends, and Shane Howard Band. Marcia Howard has released solo albums, Butterfly (2000), Burning in the Rain (2004), Pearl (collaboration with Bygrave, 2011), and Everything Reminds Me (6 October 2017). Howard was a contestant for Season 5 of The Voice (Australia) from May to June 2016. She has taught music and performing arts at primary, secondary and tertiary schools. Biography Marcia Louise Howard,[1] was born in 1961 and raised in the rural town of Dennington (5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north west of Warrnambool) by Leo Francis Howard (April 1916–February 2010) and Honora "Teresa" nee Madden (c. 1924–2014), with five bro

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Andrew McGahan

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Andrew McGahan

Andrew McGahan (1966 – 1 February 2019) was an Australian novelist, best known for his first novel Praise, and for his Miles Franklin Award-winning novel The White Earth. His novel Praise is considered to be part of the Australian literary genre of grunge lit. Early life and education Born in Dalby, Queensland, McGahan was the ninth of ten children and grew up on a wheat farm. His schooling was at St Columba’s and St Mary’s colleges in Dalby, and then Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane. He commenced an Arts degree at the University of Queensland, but dropped out halfway through, in 1985, to return to the family farm, and to commence his first novel – which was never published. He then spent the next few years working in a variety of jobs, until 1991, when he wrote his first published novel, Praise. Literary career Novels In 1991 McGahan won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award for unpublished novels with Praise — a semi-autobiographical account of a doomed, drug and alcohol-fuelled relationship. It became

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Clem Christesen

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Clem Christesen

Clement Byrne Christesen (28 October 1911–28 June 2003) was the founder of the Australian literary magazine Meanjin. He served as the magazine's editor from 1940 until 1974.[1] Biography Early years Clement Byrne Christesen was born and spent his early life in Townsville. His father, Patrick, was of mixed Irish and Danish descent, while his mother Susan (née Byrne), was mostly Irish. The family moved to Brisbane in 1917, where Christesen later attended the University of Queensland. Career After leaving university, Christesen worked as a journalist at Brisbane's Courier-Mail and the Telegraph, as well as a publicity officer for the Queensland government.[2] Christesen was founding editor of Meanjin Papers which was first published in 1940, following his return from overseas travel. With an offer of full-time salary and commercial support for the publication, the magazine and its editor moved to the University of Melbourne in 1945. He retired as editor in 1974. Awards Christesen was granted several awa

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Thomas McGahan

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Thomas McGahan

Thomas McGahan (1845 – 11 December 1932) was a company chairman and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1] Biography McGahan was born in Ballynakelly, Tyrone County, to parents James McGahan and his wife Mary (née Tally) and educated at Galbally National School and Dungannon College. He arrived in Queensland on board the Golden Dream in 1863 and became a station hand at Rosenthal.[1] In 1868 McGahan took up a selection of sixty acres and in 1873 he expanded his property holdings to include Swan Creek in Warwick. By 1903 he was the chairman of the Warwick Farmers' Milling Company.[1] On 22 January 1869 McGahan married Hannah Murphy[1] and together had four sons and one daughter. Hannah died in 1900[2] and in 1908 he married Annie McGladrigan[1] (d.1934).[2] He died at Wynnum in 1932[1] and his body was taken by the Brisbane mail train to Warwick for his funeral and burial in the Warwick Cemetery.[3] Political career After being chairman of the Glengallan Divisional Board in 1894, McGahan won

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John Cain (34th Premier of Victoria)

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John Cain (34th Premier of Victoria)

John Cain (19 January 1882 – 4 August 1957) was an Australian politician, who became the 34th premier of Victoria, and was the first Labor Party leader to win a majority in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He is the only premier of Victoria to date whose son has also served as premier. Early life Cain was born, one of 18 siblings, in Greendale, Victoria, near Bacchus Marsh. His father, Patrick Kane, was an Irish-born Roman Catholic who worked as a small farmer and contractor. As a young man John Kane changed the spelling of his surname and converted to Anglicanism. He left no personal papers and very little is known about his youth (so little, indeed, that reference works published during his lifetime, and shortly after his death, continued to give the year of his birth as 1887). He had little education, and worked from an early age as a farm labourer. By 1907 he had moved to Melbourne, where he worked as a fruiterer in Northcote. Political career Around 1910 Cain joined the Victorian Socialist Party

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John Cain (41st Premier of Victoria)

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John Cain (41st Premier of Victoria)

John Cain (born 26 April 1931) is a former Australian politician who was the 41st Premier of Victoria, in office from 1982 to 1990 as leader of the Labor Party. During his time as premier, changes were enforced to the practices of various institutions in Melbourne which discriminated against women, while other reforms were introduced such as liberalised shop trading hours and liquor laws, equal opportunity initiatives, and occupational health and safety legislation.[1] Biography Cain was born in Melbourne, the son of John Cain, leader of the Labor Party in Victoria from 1937 to 1957 and three times premier. He was educated at Bell Primary School, Northcote High School, Scotch College, Melbourne, and at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in law. He practised law in suburban Melbourne, and was chairman of the Victorian Law Institute in 1971–72. He was also a member of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Cain was 24 at the time of the 1955 split in t

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Charles D'Ebro

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Charles D'Ebro

Charles Abraham D'Ebro (1850–1920) was a London-born architect who designed many important buildings in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. Many of these buildings are now preserved under heritage laws. From 1881 to 1885, he enjoyed a very productive partnership with John Grainger, the designer of the Princes Bridge, with whom he had emigrated to Adelaide in 1877.[1]:p.2 Biographical Details D'Ebro was born 27 October 1850 at 10 Bury Street, Bloomsbury,[2] London, the posthumous son of Charles D'Almandos D'Ebro,[3] Baron and Chevalier, who died 16 August 1850, and Frances, the daughter of the artist Justin McArthy. She remarried 30 May 1853, becoming the second wife of Abraham Cooper (1789–1868), R.A. D'Ebro married Blanche Mary Tracy (1859–1943) in 1891, and they had a daughter Ethel (Essa) in 1892.[4] He apparently committed suicide in Perth, Western Australia on 23 June 1920.[5] Attributed works (1887) Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Main gallery, with

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Jessica Anderson

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Jessica Anderson

Jessica Margaret Anderson (née Queale; 25 September 1916 – 9 July 2010) was an Australian novelist and short story writer. Born in Gayndah, Anderson lived the bulk of her life in Sydney apart from a few years in London. She began her career writing short stories for newspapers and drama scripts for radio, especially adaptations of well-known novels. Embarking on her career as a novelist relatively late in life - her first novel was published when she was 47 - her early novels attracted little attention. She rose to prominence upon the publication of her fourth novel, Tirra Lirra by the River, published in 1978. Although she remains best known for this work, several of her novels have garnered high acclaim, most notably The Impersonators (1980) and Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories (1987), both of which have won awards. She won the Miles Franklin Literary Award twice, and has been published in Britain and the United States. Jessica Anderson died at Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales in 2010, following

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Colin Dufty

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Colin Dufty

Colin Francis Dufty (29 November 1889 – 9 December 1967), was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] Dufty was the son of Francis Herbert and Louisa (née Palmer) Dufty.[2] He later served in World War I[3] and World War II.[4] Notes Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5. McFarlane, Glenn. "Colin Dufty". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 8 July 2015. "Colin Francis Dufty – Discovering Anzacs". National Archives of Australia. Cullen, Barbara (2015). Harder than football : league players at war. Richmond, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. ISBN 978-0-9923791-4-8. External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Colin Dufty. Colin Dufty's playing statistics from AFL Tables Colin Dufty's profile at Collingwood Forever

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Tony Doyle (politician)

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Tony Doyle (politician)

Anthony Kenneth "Tony" Doyle (8 May 1953 – 23 December 1994) was an Australian politician. He was the Labor member for Peats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1994. The son of Ken and Coralie Doyle, he was educated at Ku-ring-gai and then the University of New South Wales, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. He worked as a legal assistant, a clerical assistant with the Australian Broadcasting Commission and as executive officer to the New South Wales Attorney-General. He was also involved in the Labor Party, being secretary of the Umina-Ettalong Branch 1977–84.[1] In 1985, Doyle was selected as the Labor candidate for the state seat of Peats for the by-election caused by the death of minister Paul Landa. He was successful, and held the seat easily in 1988 and 1991. On 20 December 1994, Doyle quit Parliament, effective immediately, as he was seriously ill after a long battle with AIDS. He died at Umina three days later, aged 41, and became the second successive member of Peats to die

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Anna Teresa Brennan

Anna Teresa Brennan, (1879-1962), Australian lawyer, second woman to be admitted to practice law in Victoria Anna Teresa Brennan (2 September 1879—11 October 1962) was an Australian lawyer. She was the second woman to be admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia, and had a distinguished career in Matrimonial law.[1] Early life and family Anna Teresa Brennan was born on 2 September 1879 in Emu Creek, Victoria, near Bendigo, to Mary and Michael Brennan, and was their thirteenth child. Michael Brennan (1828–1902) was born in County Donegal, Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1852. Mary Brennan (née Maher) (1838–1920) was born Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. She migrated to Australia in 1853. They married in Melbourne on 14 April 1856.[2] Her siblings included lawyer and politician Thomas (1866–1944), lawyer and politician Francis (1873–1950), and journalist William (1871–1956).[1] Education Brennan's secondary schooling was at St Andrew's College, Bendigo[1] which is now a campus of Bendigo Sen

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St. George Richard Gore

St. George Richard Gore (26 March 1812 – 16 August 1871) was a grazier and politician in colonial Queensland, a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and, later, the Queensland Legislative Council.[1] Early life Gore was born in Dublin, Ireland, eldest of five sons of Thomas Gore (brother of the 7th baronet, of Manor Gore, Donegal) and his wife Elizabeth, née Corbet.[1] Gore was of the same family as the Earls of Arran.[2] St George Gore was educated by his father and at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1831; M.A., 1834). He was called to the Bar and practiced in London until 1839, having decided to emigrate.[1] Gore married in 1840 Frances, daughter of the late Edward Coldwell, of Lyndhurst, Southampton, England.[2] Queensland grazier Gore, along with brother Ralph Thomas Gore, arrived in Sydney aboard the Bengal in February 1840.[1] Gore moved to Moreton Bay district (now Queensland) and settled in the Warwick, Queensland district at Yandilla.[2] Politics Gore was elected to the first Legislativ

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Mary Fowler (soccer)

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Mary Fowler (soccer)

Mary Boio Fowler (born 14 February 2003) is an Australian soccer player. Career In 2018 Fowler was added to the Australian squad for the Tournament of Nations.[2] She made her debut late in the game against Brazil, thus becoming the fifth youngest player for the Matildas at 15 years and 162 days.[3] She was again used as a substitute in Australia's friendlies against England and France later in the year,[4] but missed the matches against Chile to attend trials with the first teams of Chelsea, West Ham and Man City who all wanted to sign her. She also attended sprint and power training sessions in Manchester with coach Mick Clegg.[5] Fowler has received wide praise for her abilities as a player, with coach Alen Stajcic said that she has "probably got the most amount of weapons I've seen from a young player her age in women's football".[2] Fowler was called up for the Australian squad for the 2019 World Cup.[6] Personal life Her father is Irish and her mother is from Papua New Guinea. Fowler comes from a

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Richard Fetherston (politician)

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Richard Fetherston (politician)

Richard Herbert Joseph Fetherston (2 May 1864 – 3 June 1943) was an Australian doctor and politician. He was born in Carlton to medical practitioner Gerald Henry Fetherston and matron Sarah Ellen Harvey. He attended Wesley College and Alma Road Grammar School before travelling to Ireland, where he was a student at the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College in Dublin. In 1884 he received the Royal College's Licentiate, and later studied at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery in 1886 and his Doctorate of Medicine in 1888[1]. He then returned to Melbourne and worked in his father's practice in Prahran. From 1891 he was resident medical officer at the Women's Hospital, and also had a practice of his own. He married Victoria Amelia Gourlay on 4 July 1894; they had three children. He served on Prahran City Council from 1893 to 1899, and from 1912 ran a specialist practice in Collins Street for obstetrics and gynaecology. From 1914 to 1919 he served as direct

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James Dunn (Australian politician)

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James Dunn (Australian politician)

James Patrick Digger Dunn (20 August 1887 – 21 November 1945) was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for New South Wales from 1929 to 1935. He was elected as a member of the Labor Party, but after the 1931 party split joined the breakaway Lang Labor faction. He was one of only two Lang Labor senators, but was designated as the party's Senate leader. Dunn was a trade unionist and World War I soldier before entering politics. He was a perennial candidate for state and federal office between 1919 and 1945, but won only a single election. Early life Dunn was born "probably" in Kirkdale, Liverpool, England. He was the son of Irish parents, Margaret (née Kavanagh) and Thomas Dunn.[1] He went to sea at the age of 16, jumping ship in South Africa and taking up an engineering apprenticeship in Simon's Town. He later travelled to Australia, working for a glass company in Sydney, and then on to New Zealand where he worked as a miner, timber-trucker, and wharf labourer.[2] Dunn became involved in the New

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Patrick Michael Byrne (Australian anthropologist)

Patrick Michael Byrne (1856 – 1932), also known as Paddy or Pado, was an Australian telegraph operator, anthropologist and natural scientist who worked at the remote Charlotte Waters telegraph station in central Australia for 50 years. He was a keen self-taught scientist who collected specimens and corresponded extensively with biologist and anthropologist Walter Baldwin Spencer. He also worked with anthropologist Francis James Gillen at Charlotte Waters, and was a friend of and advocate for the local Arrernte people. The scientific name of the small marsupial known as the kowari is Dasyuroides byrnei, in recognition of his work. Life Early life Byrne was born in Limerick, Ireland, son of a Catherine Byrne (née Hayes) and Michael Byrne. After his father's death in about 1864, Patrick's mother Catherine emigrated to Melbourne. It is not known whether she took the young Patrick with her, or followed at a later date.[1] After commencing work at the Charlotte Waters telegraph station as a telegraphist as a te

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Damon Gameau

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Damon Gameau

Gameau at Save Your Legs! (Australian movie) Premiere in Sydney, Australia, February 2013 Damon Gameau is an Australian television and film actor who is the director of, and lead role in, That Sugar Film. Gameau also appeared in the Australian series Love My Way, the 2002 Australian film The Tracker, and in a small role in the US series How I Met Your Mother.[1][2] Career Gameau graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1999.[2][3] He appeared in the 2009 feature film Balibo, in which he plays the part of Seven Network reporter Greg Shackleton.[4][5] He starred as Scotsman Andy Maher in the Australian TV miniseries Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.[2] Gameau starred as Sonny in the Australian movie Thunderstruck, a tale of a group of friends and their devotion to AC/DC and in particular Bon Scott.[6] He appeared in RTÉ's latest Irish drama, Raw, based in an exclusive Dublin restaurant.[7] playing the head chef Geoff Mitchell from Se

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