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Maggie Tabberer, AM, fashion designer and TV presenter article Maggie Tabberer, AM, fashion designer and TV presenter Maggie Tabberer AM has worn many titles in her life — presenter, editor, writer, fashion designer and model. Baz Luhrmann, film director article Baz Luhrmann, film director One of our most flamboyant and innovative film-makers, Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann was born in 1962 in Sydney and spent much of his youth in the rural NSW hamlet of Herron’s Creek, where his dad ran the local movie theatre and where Luhrmann was to learn his love of storytelling.

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article Professor Ronald McCallum, AO, legal academic and disability advocate Professor Ronald McCallum is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full professorship in any field at any university in Australia or New Zealand, achieving this in 1993 as Professor in Industrial Law at the University of Sydney. topics:   national treasures Elle Macpherson article Elle Macpherson, entrepreneur and model Celebrating 40 years as a model and businesswoman this year, Eleanor Nancy Gow aka Elle Macpherson aka The Body first appeared on our small screens in 1982 in an ad for diet drink TAB. topics:   national treasures Professor Barry Marshall article Professor Barry Marshall, AC, medical researcher and Nobel Prize winner It took drastic measures for Australian physician and Nobel Prize laureate Professor Barry Marshall to prove that most peptic ulcers are caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) - he drank a petri dish of the stuff! topics:   national treasures Ray Martin article Ray Martin, journalist and presenter Television veteran Ray Martin was born in Richmond, near Sydney, in 1944. After an itinerant childhood, he finally settled as a teenager in Launceston, Tasmania. He won a scholarship to Sydney University and obtained an Arts degree. topics:   national treasures Professor Patrick Dennistoun McGorry article Professor Patrick Dennistoun McGorry, AO, mental health advocate A leading researcher, psychiatrist and advocate for the youth mental health reform agenda, Professor Patrick McGorry is the executive director of Orygen Youth Health (OYH) which targets the needs of young people with emerging mental health issues. topics:   national treasures Simon McKeon article Simon McKeon, businessman and philanthropist Named Australian of the Year 2011, Simon McKeon, born in 1955, is a renowned investment banker and record-breaking yachtsman. However, it is his patronage of many Australian and international charities which has earned him the greatest admiration. topics:   national treasures Ian “Molly” Meldrum article Ian "Molly" Meldrum, AM, music impresario When music aficionado Molly Meldrum took a life-threatening fall at his Melbourne home in December, newscasters and entertainment reporters were already hailing him as a National Treasure — and a worried nation agreed. topics:   national treasures article Professor Harry Messel, AO, CBE, physicist and educator Life-long learner, scientist and Emeritus Professor Harry Messel has always had the will to inspire young minds. topics:   national treasures Kylie Minogue article Kylie Minogue, OBE, entertainer and breast cancer activist Singer, songwriter and showgirl Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne in 1968, is Australia’s biggest selling recording artist of all time. topics:   national treasures Di Morrissey article Di Morrissey, author Celebrating 20 years as one of Australia’s most successful writers last year, Di Morrissey, born in Wingham in 1948, was a journalist at Australian Consolidated Press before moving to London to work on Fleet Street and for The Daily Mail. topics:   national treasures Professor Glenn Murcutt article Professor Glenn Murcutt, AO, architect Professor Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s most internationally renowned architect, which is made even the more remarkable considering his work based on sustainable, highly economical and multi-functional architecture, using everyday materials. topics:   national treasures article Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, AC, DBE, philanthropist Celebrating her 103rd birthday this year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was born in February 1909 and has become one of Australia’s best-known philanthropists. topics:   national treasures Lachlan Murdoch article Lachlan Murdoch, media mogul Lachlan Murdoch was born in London in 1971 and is the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife Anna (nee Torv). He was educated at the exclusive Aspen Country Day School in Colorado and the Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts. topics:   national treasures article Gary "Angry" Anderson, OA, rocker and activist Best known as the lead singer of rock band Rose Tattoo, Angry Anderson, born in August 1948, is also an actor, television presenter and conservative political activist. topics:   national treasures David Murray article David Murray AO, banker and businessman David Mr Murray spent 39 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), holding the role of Chief Executive Officer for 13 years from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. topics:   national treasures Robyn Nevin (right) article Robyn Nevin, AM, actress and director Three-time winner of the Sydney Critics’ Circle Award for her services to theatre, actress and director Robyn Nevin was born in 1942 in Melbourne. topics:   national treasures Albert ”Bert” Newton article Albert ”Bert” Newton, AM, MBE, entertainer The multi-talents of entertainer Bert Newton have been on show to Australian audiences for 60 years. topics:   national treasures Olivia Newton John article Olivia Newton John, OBE, entertainer and breast cancer advocate Born in Cambridge, England, in 1948, Olivia Newton-John moved to Melbourne, Australia, with her family when she was five. topics:   national treasures John Olsen article John Olsen, AO, OBE, artist John Olsen was born in Newcastle in 1928. Starting as a freelance cartoonist, he is now one of Australia's most heralded artists. Among his achievements, Olsen won the Archibald prize in 2005 for his painting Self Portrait Janus Faced. . topics:   national treasures Tim Olsen article Tim Olsen, art philanthropist and entrepreneur Tim Olsen was born in May 1962, into a life of modern and contemporary art as son of celebrated artist Dr John Olsen, AO, O.B.E. topics:   national treasures
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