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Melburnian - Reference Around Melbourne
A person hailing from Melbourne is a Melburnian.

The term can be traced back to 1876, when the case for Melburnian over Melbournian was made in the Melbourne Grammar School publication, the Melburnian. The diphthong (ou) is not a Latin diphthong: hence, we argued this way, Melburnia would be [the] Latin form of name, and from it comes Melburnian.

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Captain Moonlite: Queer Bushranger
Captain Moonlite: Queer Bushranger
Melbourne
Andrew George Scott (January 8, 1845 - January 20, 1880) was a famous Australian bushranger, known as Captain Moonlite, sometimes spelt "Moonlight". Captain Moonlite is today an Australian folk...

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Brighton
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...

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Langwarrin
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...

Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop (Sir)
Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop (Sir)
387-389 Sydney Rd Brunswick
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,...

Father Bob Maguire
Father Bob Maguire
South Melbourne
14 September 1934 - 19 April 2023 Robert John (Bob) Maguire, AM RFD was an Australian Roman Catholic priest, community worker and media personality from South Melbourne. From 1973 to 2012,...

George James Coles (Sir)
George James Coles (Sir)
Melbourne
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...

Harold Holt
Harold Holt
Portsea
Australia's 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea. 5 August 1908 - presumed dead 17 December 1967. Holt spent 32 years in Parliament,...

John Batman
John Batman
Pleasant Hill - later Batmans Hill Melbourne
John Batman 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...

John Cade (Dr)
John Cade (Dr)
Melbourne
John Cade was born in Murtoa was a phsychiatrist credited with discovering the effects of lithium carbonate as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder Dr John Frederick Joseph Cade...

John Pascoe Fawkner
John Pascoe Fawkner
Melbourne
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...

Macpherson Robertson (Sir)
Macpherson Robertson (Sir)
Fitzroy
'Mac' Robertson was without a doubt, the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in contemporary Australian History. Sir Macpherson Robertson was the founder of confectionery company...

Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop
Brunswick St Fitzroy
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...

Melburnian of the Year 2023 | Kon Karapanagiotidis
Melburnian of the Year 2023 | Kon Karapanagiotidis
Melbourne
The founder and CEO of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM has been named the 2023 Melburnian of the Year. Melburnian of the Year Kon Karapanagiotidis CEO and founder of the...

Melburnians - List of...
Melburnians - List of...
Melbourne
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...

Mr Melbourne
Mr Melbourne
Melbourne
A reader posed an interesting question: is there a "Mr Melbourne"? In our view, Mr Melbourne would be a Melburnian (born here), passionate and knowledgeable about the city of Melbourne. While...

Ned Kelly | Bushranger
Ned Kelly | Bushranger
Melbourne
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,...

Nobel Prize Winners | Victorian
Nobel Prize Winners | Victorian
Nobel Prize Winners | Melburnian Melbourne
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...

Reginald Myles Ansett (Sir)
Reginald Myles Ansett (Sir)
Corner Ballarat Road and Riley Street Hamilton
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...

Robert Hoddle
Robert Hoddle
Melbourne
Victoria's First Surveyor General, Robert Hoddle was born on 20 April 1794 in Westminster, London, a son of a clerk of the Bank of England. In 1812 he became a cadet-surveyor in the army and for...

Ron Walker | Mr Melbourne
Ron Walker | Mr Melbourne
Melbourne
If there every was a "Mr Melbourne" then Ron Walker was it. Ron Walker was many things but most of all he was truly a proud passionate Melburnian making it his life's work to make Melbourne a...

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Melbourne
Keith Rupert Murdoch is a business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on 11 March 1931 in Melbourne. His mother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is regarded our...

Sidney Myer - Simcha Myer Baevski
Sidney Myer - Simcha Myer Baevski
Melbourne
Simcha Myer (Sidney) Baevski (1878-1934), merchant and philanthropist, was born on 8 February 1878 at Krichev in the Russian province of Mogilev, within the Pale of Settlement, youngest of eleven...

Victorian of the Year 2024: Daryl Somers
Victorian of the Year 2024: Daryl Somers
Melbourne
Australian TV legend Daryl Somers has been named Victorian of the Year. The 72-year-old former Hey Hey it's Saturday host dedicated the award to his late friend and fellow TV star John Blackman,...

Wil Anderson
Wil Anderson
Melbourne
Award-Winning Stand-Up Comedian, Television Host, Writer and Podcaster. William James Anderson was born on 31 January 1974 and grew up on a dairy farm near Heyfield, Victoria. He attended...

William Barak
William Barak
Croydon
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...

William Buckley
William Buckley
Sorrento
William Buckley (1776 - 1856) known as the 'Wild White Man' was an English convict who was transported to Australia, escaped, was given up for dead and lived in an Aboriginal community for many...



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