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, Australia's acclaimed national poet, remembered by Melburnians for a monument located in the Treasury Gardens (see below). Adam Lindsay Gordon was born on t .. | Read more..

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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 wh .. | Read more..

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View Event: 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 Ca .. | Read more..

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View Event: 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. .. | Read more..

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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 b .. | Read more..

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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 1 .. | Read more..

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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 Augu .. | Read more..

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John Batman
John Batman 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 Gange .. | Read more..

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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 ove .. | Read more..

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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, .. | Read more..

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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 .. | Read more..

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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 .. | Read more..

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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 .. | Read more..

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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) .. | Read more..

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View Event: 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 be .. | Read more..

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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 vari .. | Read more..

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View Event: 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 Sol .. | Read more..

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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 l .. | Read more..

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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 .. | Read more..

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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, Ph .. | Read more..

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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. .. | Read more..

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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 fig .. | Read more..

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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. .. | Read more..

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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. .. | Read more..

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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. Bar .. | Read more..

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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 .. | Read more..

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