Melburnian


A person from Melbourne is a Melburnian. The variant spelling 'Melbournian' is considered grammatically incorrect as it would make us a mel-BORN-ian instead of a mel-BURN-ian. Sometimes you'll see Melburnite (but they have no idea).

Local knicknames for people from Melbourne are Mexicans, W.A. and Perth are Sandgropers, Adelaide (South Australia) are Crow Eaters, Sydney (NSW) are Cockroaches, Brisbane (QLD) are Cane Toads, Northern Territory are Territorians, Darwinian from Darwin and people from Tasmania are called Tasmanians.

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 Adam Lindsay Gordon Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australia's acclaimed national poet, remembered by Melburnians for a monument located in the Treasury Gardens (see below). Adam Lindsay Gordon was born on the 19 October 1833 at Fayal in the Azores and died 24 June 1870 and buried at Brighton General Cemet Read more..

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 Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography with over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history. Entries on individuals who died after 1980 will be added as successive volumes of the ADB are published. Australian Dictio Read more..

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 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is a remarkable woman and will always remain our greatest Melburnian. She was born Elisabeth Joy Greene on February 8, 1909 in Armadale, educated at St Catherine's School in Toorak, and later at Clyde School in Woodend. On 5 December 2012, she died peace Read more..

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 Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop (Sir) Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop (Sir)
Sir Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop is one of the extraordinary figures in Australia's history. His name and deeds are associated with compassion, courage, steadfastness and hope. Weary Dunlop, soldier, surgeon and great Australian, demonstrated a lifelong dedication to helping Read more..

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 Franco Cozzo Franco Cozzo
Grand sale, grand sale, grand sale Where? In Brunswick and a Foot(a)scray. What Melburnian can forget these words from this 80's iconic television advert. Franco Cozzo was born 1936 in Sicily) Italy. Arriving in Australia with his young family during the immigration p Read more..

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 George James Coles (Sir) George James Coles (Sir)
George James Coles (G. J. Coles) businessman and philanthropist, was born on 28 March 1885 at Jung Jung, near Murtoa, Victoria. George James Coles | 28 March 1885 – 4 December 1977, was the second of ten children and eldest son of George Coles, storekeeper, and his first wife Read more..

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 Harold Holt Harold Holt
Harold Edward Holt CH was Australia's 17th Prime Minister whose term dramatically ended in December 1967 when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea. 5 August 1908 – presumed dead 17 December 1967. Holt spent 32 years in Parliament, including many years Read more..

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 John Batman John Batman
John Batman A Melbourne founder was born in Parramatta, New South Wales, on 21 January 1801. His parents, William and Mary Bat(e)man arrived in Sydney aboard the convict ship Ganges on 2 June 1797. William was transported for receiving stolen saltpetre; his wife paid her far Read more..

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 John Cade (Dr) John Cade (Dr)
Dr John Frederick Joseph Cade (1912-1980) was an Australian psychiatrist who made perhaps one of the most important medical discoveries to sway mental health here and the world over when he found the first effective chemical treatment that would help those who suffered depression Read more..

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 John Pascoe Fawkner John Pascoe Fawkner
John Pascoe Fawkner (20 October 1792 – 4 September 1869) was a pioneer, businessman and politician and self proclaimed founder of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In April 1835, John Pascoe Fawkner purchased the topsail schooner, Enterprize, to search for a suitable settlement Read more..

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 John So - World Mayor 2006 John So - World Mayor 2006
World Mayor, an annual project organised by City Mayors, aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide as well as to honour those who have made long-lasting contributions to their communities and are committed to the well-being of cities nationally and internationally. In 200 Read more..

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 Julian Assange Julian Assange
Julian Assange* is best known as the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. Julian was born in Townsville, Queensland and has lived in several countries but importantly for us spent time Read more..

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 Macpherson Robertson (Sir) Macpherson Robertson (Sir)
'Mac' Robertson was without a doubt, the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in contemporary Australian History. Sir Macpherson Robertson was the founder of confectionery company MacRobertson's best known for favourites like the Cherry Ripe and Freddo Frog still made and Read more..

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 Mary MacKillop Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop: Australia's first canonised saint was born in Brunswick St Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne on 15 January 1842. Mary MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909) now known as Saint Mary of the Cross was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Sisters of St Joseph Read more..

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 Melburnian of the Year | Neale Daniher AM Melburnian of the Year | Neale Daniher AM
2016 Melburnian of the Year Neale Daniher AM is the Patron and Vice President for the Cure for MND Foundation. Following his diagnoses with Motor Neurone Disease, he has been inspirational in selflessly dedicated himself to raising funds and awareness for the disease. Read more..

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 Melburnians - List of... Melburnians - List of...
The following is a List of notable Melburnians who come from or who have significant associations with Melbourne, Australia: A person from Melbourne is a Melburnian, or the variant spelling 'Melbournian' is sometimes found but is considered grammatically incorrect because that Read more..

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 Michael Gudinski Michael Gudinski
Born and raised in Melbourne Michael Gudinski built his empire including the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring Company in his hometown. Born to Russian immigrants, Michael Solomon Gudinski, AM (22 August 1952), the future success of Michael Gudinski could probably have been Read more..

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 Miles Lewis Miles Lewis
AM, FAHA, FRSA, BArch(Hons), BA, PhD. Miles Lewis may not like being referred to as a 'Melburnian' given he was born in England but his CV and life work show he is a respected local historian. Miles Lewis Architectural historian; Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Read more..

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 Ned Kelly Ned Kelly
The infamous Edward "Ned" Kelly was born near Melbourne in January 1855 and hanged at the Melbourne gaol on 11 November 1880. Ned Kelly and his gang are Australia's most famous bushrangers, pursued by police for robbery and murder, his capture was finally made after a gun fig Read more..

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 Nobel Prize Winners | Victorian Nobel Prize Winners | Victorian
The State of Victoria boasts two Nobel Prize Winners, Frank Macfarlane Burnet and Sir John Carew Eccles. The Nobel Prizes are awards in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine, and Economics. The first five prizes were instituted by the Swedish scientist Read more..

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 Reginald Myles Ansett (Sir) Reginald Myles Ansett (Sir)
Sir Reginald Myles Ansett was an Australian businessman and aviator; best known for founding Ansett Airlines one of Australia's two leading domestic airlines between 1957 and 2001. He born in Inglewood, Victoria (13 February 1909 - 23 December 1981) also established a number Read more..

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 Richard J Pratt Richard J Pratt
Richard J. Pratt was a prominent Australian businessman, chairman of the privately owned cardboard company Visy Industries, president of the Carlton Football Club and a leading figure of Melbourne society. Born Richard Przecicki in Gdańsk of Polish Jewish parents on 12 March Read more..

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 Thomas Wentworth Wills Thomas Wentworth Wills
In 2008 on the 150th anniversary of Australian Rules football, we remembered the man with his cousin H.C.A. Harrison, drafted the first rules for a new form of football in 1858. This young man was an all round sportsman, Secretary of the Melbourne Cricket Club at twenty years Read more..

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 Tim Flannery (Dr) Tim Flannery (Dr)
Dr Tim Flannery is one of Australia's best-known scientists as well as being one of our best-selling writers, his views are often provocative, both intellectually and socially. Timothy Fridtjof Flannery was born in Melbourne on the 28th January 1956 and is a well-known Austra Read more..

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 William Barak William Barak
William Barak was the last traditional ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri-willam clan. He was an influential spokesman for Aboriginal social justice and Wurundjeri cultural lore. Barak c. 1824 – 15 August 1903 was born at Brushy Creek near present-day Croydon. His mother, Tooterrie Read more..

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 William Buckley William Buckley
William Buckley (1776 – 30 January 1856) was an English convict who was transported to Australia, escaped, was given up for dead and lived in an Aboriginal community for many years. Buckley's improbable survival is believed by many Australians to be the source of the vernacula Read more..

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