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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 bu 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 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 l 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. The second of ten children and eldest son of George Coles, storekeeper, and his first wife Elizabeth, née Scoular, both 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 Pa 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 sa 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 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 se 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 (6 September 1859 in Ballarat, Victoria - 20 August 1945 in Kew) was an Australian philanthropist, entr 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 fo Read more..

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 Melburnian of the Year | Professor Sharon Lewin Melburnian of the Year | Professor Sharon Lewin
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle named leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin as the 2014 Melburnian of the Year at the annual Melbourne Awards gala ceremony at Town Hall. Every year, The Melbourne Awards provide an opportunity for the Ci 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 gramma 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 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 insti 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 19 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 Read more..

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