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Canberra, Australia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.virtualcanberra.gov.au/

Population:
340,800 (2007)

Capital of Australia since 9 May 1927.

A number of Canberra's civic institutions are actually in Parkes and Acton.

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sigrid Thornton
Actor
12-Feb-1959   The Man from Snowy River
Mia Wasikowska
Actor
14-Oct-1989   Alice in Wonderland

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ben Chifley
Head of State
22-Sep-1885 13-Jun-1951 Prime Minister of Australia, 1945-49
Manning Clark
Historian
3-Mar-1915 23-May-1991 A History of Australia
John Curtin
Head of State
8-Jan-1885 5-Jul-1945 Prime Minister of Australia, 1941-45
Mark Oliphant
Physicist
8-Oct-1901 14-Jul-2000 Deuterium reactions
Judith Wright
Poet
31-May-1915 26-Jun-2000 The Moving Image



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