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Bail, Murray
writer
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Bailey, Tanya
Olympic cyclist
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Baillieu, Ted
politician
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Balnaves, Neil
philanthropist
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Balydon, Arthur
1865-1958, poet
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Barassi, Ron
AFL footballer, football coach
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Barker, Jimmy
1900-72, indigenous Australian
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Barnes, Jimmy
singer
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Barrington, George
1755-1804, emancipated convict
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Barton, Edmund
1849-1920, First Prime Minister 1901-3
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Base, Graeme
writer, illustrator
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Bates, Daisy May
1863-1951, journalist, welfare worker
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Batman, John
1801-39, founder of Melbourne
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Batt, Neil
politician
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Batty, Rosie
domestic violence campaigner, Australian of the Year 2015
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Baum, Greg
journalist
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Beachley, Layne
surfing champion
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Bean, Charles
1879-1968, journalist, historian
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Bedford, Randolph
1868-1941, writer, politician
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Beer, Maggie
cook, Senior Australian of the Year 2009
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Behrendt, Larissa
aboriginal academic, law professor, 2011 NSW Australian of the Year
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Beitzel, Harry
former football umpire, broadcaster
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Benaud, Richie
1930-2015, test cricketer
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Beregofsky, Cozmo
singer, songwriter
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Beresford, Bruce
filmmaker
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Bernacchi, Louis
1876-1942, explorer, first Australian to land on the Antarctic continent
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Bertrand, John
yachtsman, skipper Australia 11
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Bevilaqua, Tully
Olympic basketballer
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Biaggini, Ernest Gordon
1889-1978, educationist
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Bird-Walton, Nancy
1915-2009, pioneer aviatrix
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Birmingham, John
writer
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Bishop, Bronwyn
politician
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Bishop, Julie
politician
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Bjelke-Petersen, Joh
Premier Queensland 1968-87
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Blainey, Geoffrey

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Blair, Wayne
indigenous director
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Blanchett, Cate
actor
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Blass, Wolf
winemaker
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Bligh, Anna
Premier Queensland 2007-12
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Blight, John
1913-1955, poet
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Boddy, Doris
1896-1979, teacher, writer
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Bogut, Andrew
Australian professional basketball player
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Boldrewood, Rolf
1826-1915, writer
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Bolte, Sir Henry
1908-90, Premier Victoria 1955-72
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Bonner, Neville
politician, first Aboriginal senator, Australian of the Year 1979
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Border, Allan
test cricketer, Australian of the Year 1989
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Bowden, Marie

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Boyd, Arthur
1920-99, artist, Australian of the Year 1995
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Boyd, Robin
1919-71, architect
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Boyle, Raelene
Olympic athlete
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Brabham, Sir Jack
1926-2014, racing car driver, Australian of the Year 1966
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Bracks, Steve
politician, Premier Victoria 1999-2007
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Bradbury, Steven
Olympic skater
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Bradman, Sir Donald
1908-2001, test cricketer
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Brady, Michael
footballer, songwriter
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Brennan, Father Frank
Jesuit priest, social justice advocate
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Brennan, Sir Gerard
Chief Justice Australia
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Brett, Judith
academic, author
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Broadbridge, Trisha
Young Australian of the Year 2006, Tsunami survivor, established the Broadbridge Foundation
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Brock, Peter
1945-2006, motor racing car driver
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Broderick, Elizabeth
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination
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Brooks, Geraldine
writer
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Brown, Bob
politician, conservationist
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Brown, Bryan
actor
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Brown, Sally
judge Family Court of Australia
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Bruce, Mary Grant
1878-1958, writer
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Bryce, Quentin
Governor-General 2008-14
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Buchanan, John
cricket coach
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Buggy, Martin
businessman
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Burnside, Julian
barrister, human rights advocate
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Burrow, Taj
surfer
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Burrows, Eva
Salvation Army General
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Buttrose, Ita
writer
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Byrne, Jennifer
journalist, broadcaster
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Byrne, Rhonda
film producer, writer
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