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View Event: AC/DC
AC/DC
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 .. | Read more..

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View Event: Anthony Callea
Anthony Callea
Anthony Callea is undoubtedly one of Australia's finest vocalists and performers. The Aria Award winner has undeniably one of this country's most powerful, passionate and pure .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Barry Humphries | Dame Edna Everage
Barry Humphries | Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage in her lilac-coloured hair and over-the-top eyeglasses is a character played by the Melbourne comedian Barry Humphries. Long before she was known as "Dame Edna .. | Read more..

View Profile | Moonee Ponds


View Event: Bert Newton
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 televis .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Billy Miller
Billy Miller
Melburnian Billy Miller is best known as the lead singer of The Ferrets. Who doesn't remember Don't Fall In Love? Don't Fall In Love was a Number #1 hit in 1977 for The Ferrets. .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Cadel Evans
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 S .. | Read more..

View Profile | Barwon Heads


View Event: Cate Blanchett
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, .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Chris Hemsworth
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Phillip Island


View Event: Client Liaison
Client Liaison
Client Liaison is an Australian indie pop band from Melbourne. International in flavour, cosmopolitan in style Off White Limousine .. | Read more..

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View Event: Crowded House
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 Do .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Dame Nellie Melba
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 Hel .. | Read more..

View Profile | Richmond


View Event: David Williamson
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) .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Dinkum Aussies
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 ACHIEV .. | Read more..

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View Event: Eddie McGuire (AM)
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 McGui .. | Read more..

View Profile | Broadmeadows


View Event: Fletcher Jones
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 o .. | Read more..

View Profile | Warrnambool


View Event: 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 b .. | Read more..

View Profile | Footscray


View Event: Frank Thring
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. .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Fred Schepisi
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 Schep .. | Read more..

View Profile | Richmond


View Event: Geoff 'Jeff' Hook
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] Geo .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Geoffrey Rush
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 celebr .. | Read more..

View Profile | Camberwell


View Event: George Calombaris
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 P .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Germaine Greer
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 ce .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Glenn Manton
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 inclu .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Gotye | Wally De Backer
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 t .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Graham Kennedy
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Guy Pearce
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 ( .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Hamish & Andy
Hamish & Andy
Melbourne's (and Australia's) favourite best mates are Hamish & Andy. We always knew they were funny, original, independent, slightly whacky and now Gold Logie winners.. well, H .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Helen Reddy
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 Tinter .. | Read more..

View Profile | Ringwood


View Event: Howard Arkley
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Hubert Opperman
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), re .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Ian [ MOLLY ] Meldrum
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" .. | Read more..

View Profile | Richmond


View Event: Jack Pompei
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 w .. | Read more..

View Profile | Mordialloc


View Event: Janoskians
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: John Brack
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 pain .. | Read more..

View Profile | South Melbourne


View Event: John Farnham
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 th .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: 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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: 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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Kath & Kim
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 b .. | Read more..

View Profile | Fountain Gate


View Event: Kevin Robert Elz
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 Rober .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Kylie Minogue
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 Minog .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Lajos 'Lolly' Czuczor
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 pla .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Lawrence Mooney
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 a .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Little River Band
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Little River


View Event: Livina Nixon
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Los Trios Ringbarkus
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 crum .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Mack Horton
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 f .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Marian Ellis Rowan
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 ar .. | Read more..

View Profile | Longwood


View Event: Men At Work
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 a .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


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..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Miles Lewis
Miles Lewis
Miles Lewis is an architectural historian; Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne who writes and lectures on the founding and .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Myf Warhurst
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 B .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Neil Mitchell
Neil Mitchell
Neil Mitchell celebrated his 30th anniversary as a radio presenter on Melbourne AM talk-back station 3AW in 2017. Mornings with Neil Mitchell - 8:30am - 12noon [weekdays] on 3AW .. | Read more..

View Profile | Docklands


View Event: Neil Robertson
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 t .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Nick Cave
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 lik .. | Read more..

View Profile | Warracknabeal


View Event: Nick Giannopoulos | Giannopolous
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Richmond


View Event: Non-Melburnian's
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Normie Rowe
Normie Rowe
Norman John "Normie" Rowe AM was the first and biggest male solo star of Australian pop music in the 1960's. Normie's double-sided hit "Que Sera Ser" / "Shakin' All Over" is cit .. | Read more..

View Profile | Northcote


View Event: Olivia Newton-John
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 10 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Pat Cash
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 u .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Paul Mercurio
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 Princi .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Percy Grainger
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Peter Brock
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 m .. | Read more..

View Profile | Hurstbridge


View Event: Phil Cleary
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 enter .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Raymond Lawler
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 o .. | Read more..

View Profile | Footscray


View Event: Rebecca Judd
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Renée Geyer
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 ex .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: Rennie Ellis
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 .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


View Event: 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 fig .. | Read more..

View Profile | Kew


View Event: Ross Stevenson
Ross Stevenson
Ross Stevenson, quintessential Melburnian, Hawthorn supporter, radio presenter, writer, food critic, horse-racing enthusiast and owner. Breakfast with Ross & John is one of Aust .. | Read more..

View Profile | Docklands


View Event: Ross Wilson
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 Dadd .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne


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