Australian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 513

  • 1943-09-11 US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
  • 1945-05-01 Australian & Dutch troops land on Tarakan
  • 1945-06-09 -10] Australian troops lands in Brunei Bay North-Borneo
  • 1945-08-08 England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test

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1945-08-31 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • 1945-11-13 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • 1946-05-01 Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.

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1946-11-13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1946-11-19 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • 1946-12-01 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
  • 1946-12-26 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1947-07-22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • 1947-11-01 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • 1947-12-26 British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • 1947-12-30 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1948-01-24 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
  • 1948-05-15 Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
  • 1948-06-15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
  • 1948-07-01 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
  • 1948-07-27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
  • 1948-09-06 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • 1949-08-28 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1950-06-08 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • 1950-08-26 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • 1951-09-01 US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
  • 1951-09-02 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
  • 1951-12-27 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1952-01-03 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-01-25 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

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1952-02-08 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1952-10-03 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • 1952-12-31 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)
  • 1953-06-13 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia
  • 1953-10-14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • 1953-10-26 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • 1953-12-31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1954-03-08 Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1954-04-24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954-12-28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1955-05-19 Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia
  • 1955-06-15 Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
  • 1955-11-03 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • 1955-11-23 Britain transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
  • 1955-12-28 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
  • 1956-05-16 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
  • 1956-05-16 Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australians at the Oval
  • 1956-07-27 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
  • 1956-07-31 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
  • 1956-09-10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1956-09-17 Television is first broadcast in Australia.
  • 1956-10-04 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1956-10-11 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • 1956-10-11 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1956-10-17 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
  • 1956-10-22 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1956-12-08 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
  • 1956-12-27 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
  • 1957-09-14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1957-09-25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1957-10-09 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1957-12-28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1958-02-22 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • 1958-10-01 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
  • 1958-12-31 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
  • 1959-01-30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959-02-05 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
  • 1959-03-17 Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations
  • 1959-08-31 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • 1959-09-23 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
  • 1959-12-20 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
  • 1960-01-14 The Reserve Bank of Australia is established
  • 1960-10-08 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • 1960-12-28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961-07-08 Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
  • 1961-12-28 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1962-09-15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 1962-09-28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1962-11-22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-01 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-09-18 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 1963-12-29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1964-02-10 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • 1964-04-03 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • 1964-05-30 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
  • 1964-07-28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • 1964-09-28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1964-10-26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • 1965-03-01 Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
  • 1965-04-29 Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • 1965-07-14 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • 1965-12-29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1966-01-26 The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1966-02-14 Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
  • 1966-03-27 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
  • 1966-10-15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"
  • 1966-12-28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1967-02-03 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • 1967-05-27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,051

  • 1925-08-25 Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
  • 1925-11-17 Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
  • 1926-05-11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1926-11-07 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1926-12-01 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1927-01-21 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1927-05-02 Ray Barrett, Australian actor
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-24 David Ireland, Australian author
  • 1927-09-15 David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994)
  • 1928-02-29 Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner
  • 1928-05-30 Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • 1928-08-08 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • 1928-08-10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • 1928-08-12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • 1929-02-09 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1929-02-16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • 1929-02-27 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1929-03-28 Paul England, Australian racing driver
  • 1929-06-10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1929-10-01 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
  • 1929-10-31 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)

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1929-12-09 Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • 1929-12-09 Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)

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1930-01-11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 1930-01-11 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • 1930-02-28 Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • 1930-03-30 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1930-05-16 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-05-21 Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83), born in Toorak, Victoria

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 1930-08-02 Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • 1930-09-29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930-10-01 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • 1931-01-04 Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001
  • 1931-01-05 Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician
  • 1931-01-11 Betty Churcher, director of the National Gallery of Australia
  • 1931-01-14 Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer
  • 1931-01-30 Shirley Hazzard, Australian author (Transit of Venus)
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-03-11 Rupert Murdoch, Australian media mogul (NY Post, News of the World, FOX-TV), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1931-07-23 Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • 1931-09-13 Marjorie Jackson, Australia, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1952) [or Feb 13]
  • 1932-01-07 Joe Berinson, Australian politician
  • 1932-08-24 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1933-01-01 Norman Yemm, Australian actor
  • 1933-01-02 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • 1933-07-27 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1933-08-14 Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d. 2012)
  • 1933-09-14 Zoe Caldwell, Australia, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
  • 1933-12-19 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • 1933-12-26 Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  • 1934-01-06 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • 1934-02-14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
  • 1934-02-15 Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1934-02-17 Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
  • 1934-03-08 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1934-03-20 David Malouf, Australian author
  • 1934-04-16 Robert Stigwood, producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1934-06-20 Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
  • 1934-09-11 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter
  • 1934-09-15 Fred Nile, Australian politician
  • 1934-10-09 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • 1935-01-09 Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • 1935-03-05 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1935-03-10 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1935-05-25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1935-07-24 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • 1935-08-08 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • 1935-10-07 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)
  • 1935-11-18 Rodney Hall, Australian author
  • 1936-01-07 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
  • 1936-01-08 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1936-01-10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • 1936-02-27 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
  • 1936-04-02 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1936-07-25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
  • 1936-11-16 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1936-11-21 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • 1937-01-16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1937-02-04 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937-02-21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1937-06-01 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1937-06-11 Robin Warren, Australian pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • 1937-09-04 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
  • 1937-11-13 Kamahl, [Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song)
  • 1937-12-17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • 1938-01-06 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • 1938-01-12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • 1938-02-25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1938-04-20 Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK
  • 1938-06-12 Tom Oliver, Australian actor
  • 1938-06-18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • 1938-06-19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1938-07-28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-07 Helen Caldicott, Australian physician/anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1938-11-26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1938-12-04 Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
  • 1939-01-03 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 314

  • 2004-01-22 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2004-02-11 Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • 2004-03-23 Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2004-08-17 Thea Astley, Australian writer (b. 1925)
  • 2004-10-11 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2004-11-08 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2004-12-26 Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)
  • 2005-01-08 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • 2005-01-11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-17 Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
  • 2005-01-24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • 2005-03-04 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2005-03-15 Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
  • 2005-03-26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • 2005-04-19 Clement Meadmore, Australian sculptor (b. 1929)
  • 2005-04-23 Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)
  • 2005-05-25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
  • 2005-07-17 Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
  • 2005-12-02 Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian drug smuggler (hanged) (b. 1980)
  • 2005-12-05 Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2005-12-26 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • 2006-01-01 Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • 2006-01-03 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • 2006-01-09 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • 2006-03-22 Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2006-03-28 Kevin Pro Hart, Australian artist (b. 1928)
  • 2006-05-06 Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
  • 2006-05-07 Richard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)
  • 2006-08-15 Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player
  • 2006-08-16 Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-09-04 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006-09-04 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 2006-09-08 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • 2006-09-14 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • 2006-10-03 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • 2006-11-11 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • 2006-12-21 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • 2007-01-01 Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
  • 2007-01-02 Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
  • 2007-01-04 Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-12 Sir James Killen, Australian politician (b. 1925)
  • 2007-02-13 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007-02-28 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • 2007-04-12 Kevin Crease, Australian TV anchor (b. 1936)
  • 2007-04-21 Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2007-07-11 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • 2007-07-12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • 2007-07-27 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007-10-01 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1965)
  • 2007-10-23 John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John's mobile phones (b. 1965)
  • 2007-11-02 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • 2007-11-06 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)
  • 2007-11-27 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2007-12-03 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2008-01-05 Clinton Grybas, Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)
  • 2008-01-08 George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2008-01-22 Heath Ledger, Australian actor (b. 1979)

  • 2008-02-25 Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2008-04-08 John Button, Australian politician (b. 1933)
  • 2008-04-30 John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 2008-05-09 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2008-05-10 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • 2008-06-22 Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)
  • 2008-07-25 Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2008-08-05 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-08-27 Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)
  • 2008-09-12 Bob Quinn, Australian rules footballer (b. 1915)
  • 2008-09-23 Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-12-08 Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete (b. 1967)
  • 2009-01-13 Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
  • 2009-02-07 Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 2009-05-15 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor (b. 1923)
  • 2009-08-21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • 2009-10-22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009-12-30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • 2010-01-08 Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • 2010-04-19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)
  • 2010-05-25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010-06-07 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • 2010-07-09 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-09-23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • 2010-10-10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010-11-22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2010-12-07 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2011-03-19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-05-08 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)
  • 2011-05-16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2011-07-13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2011-07-17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • 2011-07-26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • 2011-09-17 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
  • 2012-03-20 Jim Stynes, Irish Australian rules footballer, dies from cancer at 45
  • 2012-04-15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • 2012-08-06 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • 2012-09-09 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2012-11-14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • 2012-11-22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • 2013-04-04 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80