Australian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 542

  • 1942-10-26 Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
  • 1942-10-27 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • 1942-10-30 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • 1942-11-23 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • 1942-12-11 Australian Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
  • 1943-02-06 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
  • 1943-03-03 Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • 1943-05-14 Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
  • 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 land 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 and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense 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

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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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1952-02-06 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 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 transfers the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the 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
  • 1956-10-10 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Australia in Karachi
  • 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 Australia's first passenger roll on/roll off diesel ferry, the MS Princess of Tasmania makes her 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,086

  • 1923-01-17 Carol Raye, Australian actress
  • 1923-06-04 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1923-08-04 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
  • 1923-12-12 Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1924-01-05 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • 1924-06-24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1924-08-27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • 1924-09-13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
  • 1925-07-06 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)
  • 1925-07-18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
  • 1925-08-25 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Queensland, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1925-11-17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1926-04-02 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1927-07-06 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1927-08-24 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 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)
  • 1928-07-22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 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, born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)

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1929-12-09 Bob Hawke, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (Labor: 1983-91), born in Bordertown, South Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke

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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)

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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-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney (d. 2016)
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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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, Australian novelist (The Power of One), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • 1933-09-14 Zoe Caldwell, Australia, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
  • 1933-10-05 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • 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
  • 1935-09-05 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 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
  • 1936-07-25 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 [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 335

  • 2002-06-05 Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2002-07-23 Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2002-08-25 Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2002-09-02 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2002-12-09 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-02-12 Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
  • 2003-03-02 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
  • 2003-06-21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • 2003-08-23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2003-09-19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2003-10-12 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2003-11-19 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2003-12-17 Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004-01-03 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
  • 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 novelist and short-story writer, dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 2005-06-11 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • 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 sci-fi 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 TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

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-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), dies of a drug overdose at 28

  • 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)