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Anzacs: The Fighting Men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
The story of the Anzacs, born in the flames of war, was firmly forged on April 25, 1915, with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in what is now known as Turkey.

Australian Population - 2006 Census
The face of a nation: 2006 census results released in June 2007.

Australian Population - 2001 Census
Census Night 2001 showed how the Australian population was at the time.

Australia's First Female Governor-General
Australia's first female Governor-General is lawyer and academic Quentin Bryce

Australia's First Prime Minister
The first Prime Minister of Australia was Edmund Barton appointed in 1901.

Bindi Irwin
The launch of Bindi: The Jungle Girl at Australia Zoo on Australia's Sushine Coast in June 2007 has propelled Bindi Irwin into instant child stardom.

Brett Whiteley - Australian Artist
Australian artist Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), in the forefront of Australia's avant-garde art movement, was the recipient of a number of prizes and awards, with his work hanging in numerous galleries including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Cardinal George Pell
Sydney Archbishop George Pell was elevated to cardinal at a consistory in Rome on October 21, 2003.

Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Dundee epitomised the rugged Outback Australian and is the title character of the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee starring Paul Hogan.

Daisy Mae Bates
Irish-born Daisy Mae Bates spent most of her adult life with the Aborigines of Australia, studying their condition and raising awareness of their plight.

Danish Royal Family - Copenhagen 2007
The Danish royal family comprising Princess Mary, Prince Frederik, Princess Isabella and Prince Christian after the birth of Princess Isabella.

Errol Flynn
The actor Errol Flynn, who was to become the swashbuckling hero of such films as Captain Blood, Sea Hawk and The Adventures of Robin Hood, initially passed himself off as Irish but was actually born in Tasmania, Australia.

Ian Thorpe: Australia's Most Successful Olympian
With his five gold medals in two Olympic Games, swimmer Ian Thorpe became Australia's most successful Olympian.

Joern Utzon
The Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.

John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
John Howard has been returned to office for a fourth term as Prime Minister of Australia following the federal elections held on October 9, 2004.

Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard is Australia's Deputy Prime Miister.

Keith Urban
Award-winning country singing star Keith Urban was born in New Zealand and grew up and went to school in Australia.

Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd, Australian Labor Party Leader, became Australia's 26th Prime Minister after the Australian Labor Party swept into office in the national elections of November 24, 2007.

Kylie Minogue: From Girl Next Door to Princess of Pop
From girl next door on Australian television to international princess of pop, Australian singer Kylie Minogue has crammed a scintillating career, although not without its ups and downs, in the worlds of acting and music.

Mary Donaldson
Mary Donaldson is the Australian-born commoner who married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and has thus become Crown Princess Mary, Princess of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop, founder of the Catholic congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, is the first Australian to become a candidate for sainthood.

Mel Gibson
Actor, director, producer Mel Gibson spent much of his early years in Australia, studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, and starred in a number of Australian films at the start of his movie career.

Merle Oberon
Glamorous film star and screen legend Merle Oberon claimed she was born in Tasmania, Australia, but there are questions about her birthplace.

Michael Jeffery
The 24th Governor-General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery, took his oath of office on August 11, 2003 and was governor-general until 2008.

Ned Kelly
A famous Australian bushranger and the subject of several movies, Ned Kelly is an Australian folk hero

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, one of Australia's best known movie actresses, has been honored with a number of acting awards including the US Academy Award.

Nikki Gemmell
Australian writer Nikki Gemmell is the author of the bestseller The Bride Stripped Bare originally published as being by Anonymous.

Quentin Bryce - Australia's First Female Governor-General
Queensland Governor Quentin Bryce became Australia's 26th and first female Governor-General when she occupied the position in September 2008.

Rod Laver: Australian Grand Slam Tennis Legend
Australian tennis player Rod Laver is the only person to win the Grand Slam twice (1962, 1969) with a record of winning 11 Grand Slam singles and becoming Wimbledon champion four times.

Shana Ting Lipton
Guest reviewer and About.com Guide to Los Angeles

Steve Irwin: Crocodile Hunter
Steve Irwin, born to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Victoria in February 1962, became world-famous as a result of his popular Crocodile Hunter wildlife documentaries.

Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott is Australian Leader of the Opposition and Coalition candidate for the Prime Ministership of Australia in the 2010 federal election.

Walter Burley Griffin
Walter Burley Griffin is the American architect who designed Canberra, Australia's capital city.

The Way We Were: Sydney 1996
The 1996 Australian census drew a portrait of Sydney's population at the time.

The Wiggles: Australia's Top Children's Entertainers
The Wiggles in their distinctively colored skivvies have grown in popularity not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world, winning a number of awards along the way, and are Australia's leading children's entertainers.

Xena: New Zealand's Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess, is played by New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless in the popular television series enjoying a worldwide following

Dawn Fraser
Australian Olympic swimming legend and recently named one of Australia's living treasures.

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