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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

Population:
146,297 (city proper)

Founding Date:
1788

Population of the Sydney metropolitan area, approximately 4.3 million.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Sydney Morning Herald

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Macquarie University
1964
University of Sydney
1850

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Australian National Maritime Museum
1991
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1991
Powerhouse Museum
1879
Art Gallery of New South Wales
1871
Australian Museum
1845

ZOO

ZooFounded
Taronga Zoo
1916

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
James Hardie Industries
1888
QBE Insurance Group
1886
Argo P@cific
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Alexander
Philosopher
6-Jan-1859 13-Sep-1938 Space, Time, and Deity
Clive Barry
Novelist
1922   The Spear Grinner
Edmund Barton
Head of State
18-Jan-1849 7-Jan-1920 First Prime Minister of Australia
Charlie Bell
Business
7-Nov-1960 16-Jan-2005 CEO of McDonalds, 2004
Claudia Black
Actor
11-Oct-1972   Aeryn Sun on Farscape
Bill Bowrey
Tennis
25-Dec-1943   Winner, 1968 Australian Championships
Geraldine Brooks
Novelist
14-Sep-1955   March
Bryan Brown
Actor
23-Jun-1947   Cocktail
Rose Byrne
Actor
24-Jul-1979   The Goddess of 1967
Marion Campbell
Novelist
1948   Lines of Flight
Nell Campbell
Singer
24-May-1953   Little Nell
Gia Carides
Actor
7-Jun-1964   My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Bec Cartwright
Actor
23-Jul-1983   Home and Away
David Chalmers
Philosopher
20-Apr-1966   Philosopher of Consciousness
Gordon Childe
Archaeologist
14-Apr-1892 19-Oct-1957 The Dawn of European Civilisation
Manning Clark
Historian
3-Mar-1915 23-May-1991 A History of Australia
James Clavell
Novelist
10-Oct-1924 7-Sep-1994 Shogun and The Great Escape
Toni Collette
Actor
1-Nov-1972   United States of Tara
John Cornforth
Chemist
7-Sep-1917   Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysts
Cicely Courtneidge
Actor
1-Apr-1893 26-Apr-1980 The Ghost Train
Joel Edgerton
Actor
23-Jun-1974   Owen Lars in Star Wars II and III
Leon Errol
Actor
3-Jul-1881 12-Oct-1951 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Indiana Evans
Actor
27-Jul-1990   Matilda Hunter on Home and Away
John Farrow
Screenwriter
10-Feb-1904 28-Jan-1963 Around the World in Eighty Days
Jim Ferrier
Golf
24-Feb-1915 13-Jun-1986 Winner, 1947 PGA Championship
Peter Garrett
Musician
16-Apr-1953   Frontman, Midnight Oil
Daniel Goddard
Actor
28-Aug-1971   Dar on BeastMaster
Shane Gould
Swimmer
23-Nov-1956   Swimmer, 5 Olympic Medals in 1972
Lew Hoad
Tennis
23-Nov-1934 3-Jul-1994 Winner of 13 Grand Slam titles
John Howard
Head of State
26-Jul-1939   Prime Minister of Australia, 1996-2007
Michael Hutchence
Musician
22-Jan-1960 22-Nov-1997 INXS
Hugh Jackman
Actor
12-Oct-1968   X-Men
Paul Keating
Head of State
18-Jan-1944   Prime Minister of Australia, 1991-96
Thomas Keneally
Author
7-Oct-1935   Schindler's Ark
Miranda Kerr
Model
20-Feb-1983   Australian fashion model
Ryan Kwanten
Actor
28-Nov-1976   Jay Robertson on Summerland
Frederic Manning
Poet
1887 22-Feb-1935 The Middle Parts of Fortune
Alan Marshal
Actor
29-Jan-1909 13-Jul-1961 Night Must Fall
James McAuley
Poet
12-Oct-1917 15-Oct-1976 Australian poet, Ern Malley hoaxer
Jacqueline McKenzie
Actor
24-Oct-1967   The 4400
Leo McKern
Actor
16-Mar-1920 23-Jul-2002 Travelling North, Rumpole of the Bailey
William McMahon
Head of State
23-Feb-1908 31-Mar-1988 Prime Minister of Australia, 1971-72
Poppy Montgomery
Actor
19-Jun-1972   Without a Trace
John Newcombe
Tennis
23-May-1944   Winner of 26 Grand Slam titles
Johnny O'Keefe
Musician
6-Jan-1935 6-Oct-1978 King of Australian rock and roll
Alex O'Loughlin
Actor
24-Aug-1975   Hawaii Five-O
Kerry Packer
Business
17-Dec-1937 26-Dec-2005 Richest man in Australia
Greg Page
Singer
16-Jan-1972   Former lead vocals, The Wiggles
Michael Pate
Actor
26-Feb-1920 1-Sep-2008 Hondo
Thaao Penghlis
Actor
15-Dec-1945   Days of Our Lives
Susan Powter
Fitness Guru
22-Dec-1957   Stop the Insanity! fitness guru
Ron Randell
Actor
8-Oct-1918 11-Jun-2005 Most Dangerous Man Alive
Ann Richards
Actor
20-Dec-1917 24-Aug-2006 Sorry, Wrong Number
Cyril Ritchard
Actor
1-Dec-1897 18-Dec-1977 Stage actor, Capt. Hook in Peter Pan
Ken Rosewall
Tennis
2-Nov-1934   Winner of 17 Grand Slam titles
Jim Sharman
Film Director
12-Mar-1945   The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Danielle Spencer
Singer/Songwriter
16-May-1970   Wife of Russell Crowe
Rick Springfield
Musician
23-Aug-1949   Jessie's Girl
Yvonne Strahovski
Actor
30-Jul-1982   Sarah Walker on Chuck
Joan Sutherland
Singer
7-Nov-1926 10-Oct-2010 "La Stupenda" opera soprano
Jack Thompson
Actor
31-Aug-1940   Sunday Too Far Away
Phoebe Tonkin
Actor
12-Jul-1989   Cleo Sertori on H2O: Just Add Water
Jacki Weaver
Actor
25-May-1947   Silver Linings Playbook
Peter Weir
Film Director
8-Aug-1944   The Truman Show
David Wenham
Actor
21-Sep-1965   Faramir in Lord of the Rings
Peta Wilson
Actor
18-Nov-1970   La Femme Nikita
Simon Wincer
Film Director
1943   Free Willy

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Allen
Singer/Songwriter
10-Feb-1944 18-Jun-1992 I Go To Rio
Clarence G. Badger
Film Director
9-Jun-1880 17-Jun-1964 It
Charlie Bell
Business
7-Nov-1960 16-Jan-2005 CEO of McDonalds, 2004
Joseph Cook
Head of State
7-Dec-1860 30-Jul-1947 Prime Minister of Australia, 1913-14
Nugget Coombs
Economist
24-Feb-1906 29-Oct-1997 Banker, proponent of aboriginal rights
John Gorton
Head of State
9-Sep-1911 19-May-2002 Prime Minister of Australia, 1968-71
Tony Hancock
Radio Personality
12-May-1924 25-Jun-1968 Hancock's Half Hour
Billy Hughes
Head of State
25-Sep-1862 28-Oct-1952 Prime Minister of Australia, 1915-23
Michael Hutchence
Musician
22-Jan-1960 22-Nov-1997 INXS
Jack Lee
Film Director
27-Jan-1913 15-Oct-2002 The Wooden Horse
Joseph Lyons
Head of State
15-Sep-1879 7-Apr-1939 Prime Minister of Australia, 1932-39
William McMahon
Head of State
23-Feb-1908 31-Mar-1988 Prime Minister of Australia, 1971-72
Nellie Melba
Singer
19-May-1861 23-Feb-1931 Operatic soprano
Kerry Packer
Business
17-Dec-1937 26-Dec-2005 Richest man in Australia
Chips Rafferty
Actor
26-Mar-1909 27-May-1971 Wake in Fright
Granville Ryrie
Military
1-Jul-1865 2-Oct-1937 Soldier, High Commissioner to the UK
Billy Thorpe
Musician
29-Mar-1946 28-Feb-2007 Children of the Sun
Chris Watson
Head of State
9-Apr-1867 18-Nov-1941 Prime Minister of Australia, 1904
Patrick White
Novelist
28-May-1912 30-Sep-1990 Riders in the Chariot
Andy Whitfield
Actor
17-Jul-1974 11-Sep-2011 Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Googie Withers
Actor
12-Mar-1917 15-Jul-2011 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing



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