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AC/DC who have sold more than 200 million records worldwide started their career living and working in Melbourne.
In the book AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll, manager Michael Browning says: "If it hadn't been for Melbourne, AC/DC wouldn't have existed. There wasn't enough of a supp Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Barry Humphries | Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage in her lilac-coloured hair and over-the-top eyeglasses is a character played by the Melburnian comedian Barry Humphries.
Long before she was known as "Dame Edna", Humphries first portrayed the character of Aunt Edna Everage on screen, in the 1972 film The Adv Read more..
View Profile | Moonee Ponds Bert Newton
Albert Watson "Bert" Newton, AM MBE was born in Fitzroy Melbourne, Victoria.
Bert "moonface" Newton was born on the 23rd July 1938 and remains one of Australia's premier television, radio and stage performers loved by all.
Bert Newton was educated at St Joseph's Marist Brot Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Billy Miller
Melburnian Billy Miller is best known as the lead singer of The Ferrets, who had a Number #1 hit with 'Don't Fall In Love' in 1977.
Don't Fall In Love
He formed The Ferrets after a 3 year stint in the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Countless bands and gigs followed, toda Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Biography Search - Melbourne - IMdb
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The associations includes born (birth) or died (death)... in Melbourne.
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Phillip Adams (actor) 1939,
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View Profile | Melbourne Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans was the first Australian to win the Tour de France cycling race.
Cadel Lee Evans was born 14 February 1977 in Katherine, Northern Territory and went to Eltham High School. We now proudly claim Cadel as a Melburnian as he calls Barwon Heads home along with his fami Read more..
View Profile | Barwon Heads Cate Blanchett
Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett was born 14 May 1969 and grew up in in Ivanhoe.
An Australian actress and theatre director, she has won many awards including an Academy Award, SAGs, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTAs and the Volpi Cup.
Cate attended Ivanhoe East Primary School be Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Chris Hemsworth
The actor Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne on the 11 August 1983, attended high school at Heathmont College and lived on Phillip Island.
He is the middle of three boys; his brothers Luke (older) and Liam (younger) are also actors. He is best known for his role as Thor in Read more..
View Profile | Phillip Island Crowded House
Crowded House formed in Melbourne in 1985 with Neil Finn, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour along with Tim Finn, Mitchell Froom and Mark Hart.
Between 1985 and 1996 hits included Don't Dream It's Over, Something So Strong, Better Be Home Soon, Fall at Your Feet and Weather With Yo Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Dame Nellie Melba
In her lifetime, Dame Nellie Melba achieved international recognition as a soprano and enjoyed an unrivalled 'super-star' status within Australia.
Dame Nellie Melba was born Helen Porter Mitchell on May 19, 1861 at "Doonside" in Richmond and changed her name to Melba as she lo Read more..
View Profile | Richmond David Williamson
David Williamson is one of Australia's most well-known playwrights who has also developed screenplays for film and television.
David Keith Williamson was born (19 February 1942) in Melbourne, initially studied mechanical engineering at Monash University. After graduating in 1 Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Dinkum Aussies
Dinkum Aussies portal to the Internet. Surf through the Dinkum Aussies categories and find out things you didn't know about your favourite TV star or sportsperson.
YOUNG ACHIEVERS - JESSE MARTIN
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View Profile | Melbourne Eddie McGuire (AM)
Eddie McGuire is one of television's most familiar faces, a passionate and devoted Collingwood football fan and a huge target for everything he does.
Edward "Eddie" Joseph McGuire was born on 29th October 1964 in Melbourne and grew up in Broadmeadows.
He has also been a j Read more..
View Profile | Broadmeadows Fletcher Jones
Sir David Fletcher Jones OBE was an Australian clothing manufacturer and retailer.
At the time of his death in 1977, David Fletcher Jones (Senior) together with his staff was one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the world, with almost three thousand staff employed in Read more..
View Profile | Warrnambool Frank Thring
Frank William Thring was born in Melbourne on 11th May 1926 and became a well-known Australian character actor.
He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School. His father, Frank W. Thring, was the head of Eftee Studios in Melbourne in the 1920s and is said to be the inventor of t Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Fred Schepisi
Melburnian "Fred Schepisi" is an award winning Director, Producer and Writer and one of Australia's most celebrated and successful exports.
The son of a car salesman, Fred Schepisi interesting life includes time as a priest, and then directing several television commercials be Read more..
View Profile | Richmond Geoff 'Jeff' Hook
I remember having a morning ritual in the 80's of scrouring The Sun newspaper cartoon [ Jeff's View ] for a hidden hook. I often complained bitterly that the cartoonist [Sir] Geoff "Jeff" Hook had forgotten to put it in.
Geoff was born in Tasmania in 1928. As a cadet press a Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Geoffrey Rush
As much as we want to claim the award winning actor Geoffrey Rush as a Melburnian, he was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Geoffrey Rush has has celebrated 40 years as an actor, achieving the rare international distinction of the ‘Triple Crown’ – an O Read more..
View Profile | Camberwell George Calombaris
George Calombaris is a popular chef and restaurateur with a number of restaurants in Melbourne but best known as a judge on MasterChef Australia.
His Melbourne restaurant, The Press Club was awarded The Age Good Food Guide "Best New Restaurant 2008". He was named 'Chef of the Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century.
Germaine was born on the 29 January 1939 in the Melbourne suburb of Mentone.
Her ideas Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Glenn Manton
Public speaker - MC - Panelist - Debater - Facilitator - Host!
With a diverse background Glenn Manton has the natural ability to empathize with a number of subject matters including – motivation, communication, philanthropy, community creativity-process/development, school bas Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Gotye | Wally De Backer
Possible the shyest, most modest Melburnian to ever feature on OnlyMelbourne must surely be, the very talented artist, Gotye.
Walter (real Wouter) Wally De Backer better known to all of us as Gotye is a musician and singer-songwriter who grew up in Melbourne. He was born in B Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Graham Kennedy
Graham Kennedy was the king of Australian television for 40 years as a talk-show host, game-show presenter, satirist, commentator and iconoclastic jester.
15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005 - Graham Cyril Kennedy, AO reigned over television but was also a noted radio host and film Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce is an English-born actor and musician who moved to Melbourne at the age of 3.
Guy Pearce is best known for his roles as Fernand Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and films such as The Adventures of Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Hamish & Andy
How good are Hamish & Andy?
We knew they were funny, original, independent, slightly whacky and now Gold Logie winners.. well, Hamish at least, well done!
Hamish & Andy are Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, both good (err) Melbourne boys, Blake (Glen Waverley) and Andy (Balwyn and Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Helen Reddy
Helen Reddy was Australia's Queen of Pop in the 70's and best known for her hit song I Am Woman.
Although she now lives in Sydney, she was born in Melbourne, and went to Tintern Girls Grammar School in Ringwood. In 2002, she retired from performing and moved from Santa Moni Read more..
View Profile | Ringwood Howard Arkley
Howard Arkley was a remarkable Melbourne born artist who believed that the rural and suburbian culture of Australia influenced its art and was known for his airbrushed paintings of houses, architecture and suburbia.
Howard Arkley (1951-1999)
Born 1951, Melbourne Australi Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Hubert Opperman
His stamina and endurance in cycling earned Opperman the status of one of the greatest Australian sportsmen.
Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, OBE (29 May 1904 - 24 April 1996), referred to as Oppy by Australian and French crowds, was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose e Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Ian [ MOLLY ] Meldrum
As it says on his fan club page: He's our home-grown legend, Molly the Music Guru.
Internationally, he is a friend of the famous, respected by the music industry - Ian "Molly" Meldrum "knows his stuff"! For four decades, Ian has helped place Australian music on the map.
Ia Read more..
View Profile | Richmond Jack Pompei
Jack Pompei: Boat Builder and Advocate for Mordialloc Creek.
Jack worked tirelessly over the years to protect the Mordialloc Creek. "Take the creek out of Mordialloc and there would be nothing here," is how he expressed it.
"A few years back you couldn’t get a mooring for Read more..
View Profile | Mordialloc Janoskians
The Janoskians (Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation) is a group of pranksters, singers, entertainers and stunt performers based in Melbourne.
The Janoskian members:
View Profile | Melbourne John Brack
John Brack was one of Australia's most outstanding artists, was born in Melbourne in 1920, and his work first achieved prominence in the 1950s.
Having painted thousands of paintings, he is best known for two special paintings in the eyes of Melburnians.. the iconic Collins St Read more..
View Profile | South Melbourne John Farnham
John Farnham, aka Farnsy, Johnny, Whispering Jack and The Voice is an iconic Australian entertainer whose career has spanned over four decades.
John Peter Farnham was born on the 1st July 1949 in England and moved to Melbourne at the age of 10 and has lived here ever since. Th Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Kath & Kim
Kath & Kim is a satirical Australian television series shown on the ABC network. The series began in 2002, and is has so far aired three seasons. The show was created and written by Jane Turner and Gina Riley, who play the title roles.
The main characters are: Kath, an 'empty Read more..
View Profile | Fountain Gate Kevin Robert Elz
Robert Elz should be remembered as the man who connected Australia to the Internet.
'How cool to be known as the father of Australian Internet',, good on ya Rob!
Kevin Robert Elz was a computer programmer at the University of Melbourne, and together with Bob Kummerfeld and Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Kylie Minogue
Kylie is one of the most prominent and successful entertainers to have originated from Melbourne, the winner of many awards as a singer, songwriter and actress.
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May 1968, the eldest of three children and sister to Danni Minogue, also known for Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Lajos 'Lolly' Czuczor
To thousands of Melburnians he was "Lolly", the old man who played the violin seemingly everywhere you went in Melbourne.
Lolly played his violin on trams, trains, buses and planes, in restaurants, on street corners and at private parties.
Before starting a bracket on a tr Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Lawrence Mooney
Lawrence Mooney is a comedian, actor, writer, television and radio personality.
Said to be the second funniest man to come out of Melbourne (Barry Humphries), Mooney held jobs as a cleaner and salesman, before becoming a stand-up comic.
He is best known for his stand-up co Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Little River Band
Little River Band (LRB) was formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after seeing a Little River road sign on the way to Geelong.
Little River Band were huge in Australia but also the first Australian rock band to make it in the United States scoring 13 American Top 40 hits, sell Read more..
View Profile | Little River Livina Nixon
Livinia Helen Nixon born 19 March 1975 in Melbourne is an Australian television presenter and actor who has worked on a number of programs appearing on the Nine Network.
Livinia is known for her appearances with mayor John So in a tourism promotion campaign for the city of Mel Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Los Trios Ringbarkus
Los Trios Ringbarkus were a fabulous stand up comedy duo from Melbourne. Neill Gladwin and Steve Kearney formed Los Trios Ringbarkus in 1979 at Rusden State College.
Their crumpled suits and awkward, stilted delivery style gave them a unique act on the international live come Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Mack Horton
Mackenzie "Mack" Horton is an Olympic gold medallist, World Championships medallist, and Commonwealth Games medallist.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, he finished first in the 400m freestyle, winning his first gold medal.
Mack was born on 25 April 1996 Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Marian Ellis Rowan
Ellis Rowan was a brilliant Australian naturalist, painter and illustrator.
Ellis Rowan produced some of the most powerfully arresting flower paintings recorded in Australian art. She painted more species of Australian and international flora than any other artist of her era, Read more..
View Profile | Longwood Men At Work
Men At Work formed in Melbourne in 1978 by Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, and went onto enjoy international success in the 1980s with the #1 album and #1 single in the United States at the same time.
The group won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best New Artist and sold over 30 million Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Myf Warhurst
Googling Myf Warhurst in January 2008 might have produced 13,800 results but there is only one Myf and Melbourne is home to the adorable Myf Warhurst.
The headline "Life looks Bleak for Myf Warhurst" at news.com.au should have read "Life looks Bleak for Sydney" after she annou Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Neil Robertson
Australian snooker champion | Neil Robertson is only the eighth player to win all three of snookers major titles and the first from outside Britain.
Neil Robertson was born on the 11th February 1982 in Melbourne and was the 2010 World Champion and the 2012 Masters Champion. R Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Nick Cave
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave was born on the 22nd September 1957 in Warracknabeal.
He is best known as a frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983.
Do I like his music, hell no. He's not unlike Paul Kelly who have become 'legendary' for their having stuck Read more..
View Profile | Warracknabeal Nick Giannopoulos | Giannopolous
At about 9.30 most nights, Leonidas Giannopoulos would call it quits. The milk bar he ran closed at 10, but for the final half-hour, his son Nick, then aged about nine, was left in charge. A weary Leonidas would cross the road to the All Nations Hotel in Richmond, in the heart of Read more..
View Profile | Richmond Non-Melburnian's
For a person to be a true Melburnian, they must have been born in Melbourne (or Victoria) and lived a substantial part of their lives in Melbourne.
Most well known Melburnian's are entertainers, although a few names sneak into the category although they were born elsewhere.
View Profile | Melbourne Normie Rowe
Norman John "Normie" Rowe AM was the first and biggest male solo star of Australian pop in the 1960's.
Normie's double-sided hit "Que Sera Ser" / "Shakin' All Over" is cited as the top-selling Australian single of the 1960s and is still one of the biggest-selling Australia rec Read more..
View Profile | Northcote Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John is a singer, songwriter, and actress who grew up in Melbourne.
She is a 4 time Grammy winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) an Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Pat Cash
Patrick "Pat" Cash is best known as the Melbourne tennis player who won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1987.
Patrick "Pat" Cash was born on the 27th May 1965 and grew up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Pat first came to the tennis world’s attention as a junior Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Paul Mercurio
One of our favourite Melburnians is Paul Mercurio, star of the fabulous film Strictly Ballroom.
Paul was born on 31 March 1963 in Swan Hill. He began ballet at 9 and was Principal Dancer with the Sydney Dance Company by 19, a position he held for ten years. He still teaches Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Percy Grainger
Percy Grainger was an internationally renowned composer and pianist who worked under the stage name of Percy Aldridge Grainger.
Grainger was born in Brighton, 8 July 1882 - 20 February 1961.
His extraordinarily full life also included pioneering work as a folk music collec Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Peter Brock
Peter Geoffrey Brock AM (26 February 1945 – 8 September 2006) otherwise known as Peter Perfect, The King of the Mountain or simply as Brocky was one of Australia's best-known and most successful motor racing drivers.
Brock was closely associated with Holden for almost 40 year Read more..
View Profile | Hurstbridge Phil Cleary
Well, as the site header says... news, views, stories & opinions on all things that matter..
Phil Cleary is a genuine Australian renaissance man. A champion footballer who entered parliament as an independent, went on to fight for legal justice for his murdered sister, and now Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Raymond Lawler
Ray Lawler was born in Footscray is an actor, producer, and playwright but best known as author of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1981 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the performing Read more..
View Profile | Footscray Rebecca Judd
Rebecca Judd: A wife, a mother, a model, a television presenter, a speech pathologist. These are the things she loves to share....
Rebecca Judd (nee Twigley) is one of Australia’s busiest and best known personalities, working as a television presenter and brand ambassador for Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Renée Geyer
Renee Geyer is a Melbourne-born singer known as Australia's "first lady of soul".
Renée Rebecca Geyer was born in Melbourne on 11 September 1953 regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B with hits It's a Man's Man's World, Heading in the Right Direction, S Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Rennie Ellis
Reynolds Mark "Rennie" Ellis (11 November 1940 – 19 August 2003) was an Australian social and social documentary photographer who also worked, at various stages of his life, as an advertising copywriter, seaman, lecturer, and television presenter.
He founded Brummels Gallery Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Ross Wilson
Ross Wilson is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer best known for one of the great Australian songs of our time, Eagle Rock.
In his early years he was front man for Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock and later went on to produce albums by Skyhooks.
Ross Wilson was born on No Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Russell Morris
We are happy to say Russell Morris is a proud Melburnian having lived in Melbourne all his life.
Russell Morris was born in Melbourne on the 31 July 1948. Morris' career started in 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody's Image, which rose to prominence with Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Sam Newman
Sam Newman is one of Australia’s most popular and controversial stars.
Sam Newman was born John Noel William Newman on the 22nd December, 1945 in Geelong. He was recruited from Geelong Grammar School by the Geelong Cats in 1964, played 303 games, kicking 110 goals until his re Read more..
View Profile | Geelong Shane Bourne
Anyone with a name that is half Melbourne is a Melburnian.. ladies and genetleman... Shane Bourne!
Shane Bourne was born 24 November 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland and is one of Australia’s most versatile and best-loved stand-up comedians, and more recently an actor.
Bourne is a Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Shane Warne
The greatest ever leg-spin bowler in cricket, Shane Warne was born on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully outside of Melbourne.
Warny [Shane Keith Warne] has never been far from the headlines, with even the simplest of events making news...
Warnie arrives home to Melb Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Sidney Nolan
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC is one of Australia's best-known painters and printmakers.
Sidney Nolan was born in Carlton on 22 April 1917.
He was a member of Heide Circle together with John and Sunday Reed, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Arthur Boyd and John Perceval.
Hi Read more..
View Profile | Bulleen Skyhooks
Skyhooks formed in Melbourne in 1973 by Melbourne boys Greg Macainsh, Freddie Strauks, Bongo Starkie and Shirley Strachan with UK import Red Symons.
Skyhooks gained a cult following during the seventies with albums like Living In The 70's and Ego Is Not a Dirty Word. Skyhooks Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne Steve Irwin
Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was a conservationist born in Essendon.
He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally-broadcast wildlife documentary series co-host Read more..
View Profile | Essendon The Seekers
The Seekers were a much-loved folk group that formed in Melbourne in 1962 and went on to over sell over 50 million records.
-:- Judith Durham: lead vocals, piano, tambourine
-:- Athol Guy: double bass, vocals
-:- Keith Potger: twelve string guitar, banjo, vocals
-:- Bruce Read more..
View Profile | Melbourne The Strangers
The Strangers formed in Melbourne in 1961 playing instrumentals going through several stylistic and personnel changes until breaking up in the mid-70s.
The original lineup included Peter Robinson (bass), Graeme ('Garth') Thompson (drums), Laurie Arthur (lead guitar) and Fred Read more..
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