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May Gibbs

May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators. Drawing inspiration from the Australian bush, May’s watercolours of gumnut babies, big bad banksia men, kangaroos and kookaburras shaped generations of children’s responses to nature.

May Gibbs

Ethel Turner

Ethel Turner is one of Australia’s most celebrated authors. Woodlands is the house where she wrote the children’s book Seven Little Australians, a classic coming-of-age story of wilful, rebellious siblings under the care of a rigid father.

Ethel Turner

Arthur Bryant Triggs

Arthur Bryant Triggs was a successful Australian pastoralist who lived in the town of Yass. He bought and leased many remote station properties A generous benefactor to Yass Hospital and other local community organisations, it was said that “when Mr Triggs was prosperous, Yass was prosperous”.

Arthur Bryant Triggs

Elizabeth Jane (Bessie) Robinson

Elizabeth Jane (‘Bessie’) Robinson was a businesswoman who drove the development of the central west town of Canowindra and advocated for quality public education.

Bessie Robinson

Betro Abicare (Abikhair)

Betro Abicare was a Lebanese immigrant, builder and entrepreneur who made a major contribution to the development of Albury’s commercial centre.

Betro Abicare

The Camden Red Cross sewing circles

The Camden Red Cross sewing circles played a vital role on the home front during World War I and World War II. The sewing circles attracted local women from across the district who used their skills to manufacture clothing and supplies for the war effort.

CAmden Sewing Circles

Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm was a pioneering humanitarian who fought to improve conditions for immigrant women and families. After discovering the NSW Government had no system to support new immigrants, Caroline met every incoming ship to offer help with employment and accommodation.

Caroline Chisholm

David Lennox

David Lennox was a renowned bridge-builder and master stonemason who designed and oversaw the construction of the iconic sandstone Lennox Bridge over the Parramatta River in the late 1830s.

David Lennox

Dr Charles Perkins

Dr Charles Perkins AO dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and was the first Indigenous person to graduate from an Australian university. He devoted his professional career to drawing attention to discrimination and injustice, and improving the welfare of his people.

Dr Charles Perkins

Dr Mark Lidwill

Dr Mark Cowley Lidwill invented the world’s first cardiac pacemaker after discovering electricity could be used to set the pace of the human heart. The device was first used successfully in 1928 to resuscitate a newborn baby and has saved innumerable lives since then.

Mark Lidwill

Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku was a champion Hawaiian swimmer and surfer. His dazzling demonstrations of wave-riding techniques at Freshwater and Dee Why Beaches in the Summer of 1914/15 are credited with popularising the sport of surfing in Australia.

Duke Kahanamoku

Father Thomas Dunlea

Father Thomas Dunlea was an Irish-Australian Catholic priest, known for his work with vulnerable youth and alcoholics. In the 1930s, he set about caring for the homeless boys in his parish. In 1940, he established a permanent shelter which he named Boys’ Town.

Father Dunlea
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