Australian Living Treasures

Australian Living Treasures

Australian Living Treasures are people who have been nominated by the National Trust of Australia. The first list of 100 Living Treasures was published in 1997.

The list was recently refreshed with 15 names, following the deaths of notable Australians such as: Sir Don Bradman, Ruth Cracknell, Slim Dusty, R. M. Williams and Judith Wright McKinney.

The list stands as follows:
*Phillip Adams, humanist, social commentator

*Dr Faith Bandler, academic, activist and advocate for Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islander people
*Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW
*John Bell, actor
*Nancy Bird-Walton, aviator
*Professor Geoffrey Blainey, historian
*Raelene Boyle, Olympic runner, sports commentator
*Father Frank Brennan, social commentator
*Senator Bob Brown, politician, Australian Greens activist
*Julian Burnside, barrister, refugee rights advocate, author
*Don Burrows, musician
*The Rev Tim Costello, social activist / commentator
*The Rev Bill Crews, social activist
*Russell Crowe, actor
*Bart Cummings, racehorse trainer
*Betty Cuthbert, Olympic runner

*Judy Davis, actress
*Sir William Deane, former High Court judge and Governor-General of Australia
*Ernie Dingo, Indigenous Australian television personality
*Dr Mick Dodson, Indigenous Australian leader
*Pat Dodson, Indigenous Australian activist/leader
*Professor Peter Doherty, immunologist, Nobel Prize winner

*Ted Egan, musician, activist, administrator
*Justice Marcus Einfeld, disgraced former judge and social activist
*Herb Elliott, Olympic runner

*John Farnham, entertainer
*Dawn Fraser, Olympic swimmer, former politician
*Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia
*Cathy Freeman, Indigenous Australian sportsperson, Olympic runner
*Margaret Fulton, writer, food expert

*Peter Garrett, politician, former singer and social activist
*Jennie George, ACTU trade union leader, politician
*Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Indigenous Australian tennis player
*Shane Gould, Olympic swimmer
*Dr Germaine Greer, writer, social activist

*Dr Catherine Hamlin, physician
*Rolf Harris, entertainer
*John Hatton, independent NSW politician
*Hazel Hawke, social activist, ex-wife of Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia
*Dr Basil Hetzel, medical researcher, public health advocate
*Rev Peter Hollingworth, former Governor-General of Australia
*Gabi Hollows, social activist, philanthropist
*Janet Holmes à Court, business leader, philanthropist
*John Howard, politician, former Prime Minister of Australia
*Robert Hughes, art critic, author
*Barry Humphries, entertainer

*Barry Jones, former politician, author, polymath
*Caroline Jones, television personality, social commentator

*Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia
*Thomas Keneally, writer
*Cheryl Kernot, former politician
*Nicole Kidman, actress
*Ian Kiernan, businessman, social activist
*Justice Michael Kirby, lawyer, judge, social commentator
*Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, academic, businesswoman

*John Landy, Olympic athlete, former Governor of Victoria
*Rod Laver, tennis player, businessman
*Michael Leunig, cartoonist, social commentator
*Jimmy Little, Indigenous Australian singer

*Ted Mack, politician, social commentator
*David Malouf, novelist
*Dr Colleen McCullough, author, writer
*Garry McDonald, actor
*Walter Mikac, survivors' advocate
*Dr Jack Mundey, trade union leader
*Graeme Murphy, dancer, choreographer
*Les Murray, broadcaster

*John Newcombe, tennis player, television commentator
*Greg Norman, golfer, businessman
*Sir Gustav Nossal, scientist, administrator

*Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue, Indigenous Australian leader
*Dr Margaret Olley, artist
*Dr Pat O'Shane, magistrate, Indigenous Australian leader

*Mary Paton, founder of the Nursing Mothers' Association [http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/aboutaba/history.html]
*Noel Pearson, Indigenous Australian leader
*Kieren Perkins, Olympic swimmer, television commentator

*Pat Rafter, tennis player
*Professor Henry Reynolds, historian
*Ken Rosewall, tennis player

*Professor Peter Sculthorpe, musician, composer
*Dick Smith, businessman, social commentator
*Professor Fiona Stanley, physician
*Dame Joan Sutherland, opera singer

*Mavis Taylor humanitarian [http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/timor-benevolent-pioneer-feisty-gran-mavis-near-end/2007/03/13/1173722467690.html]
*Richard Tognetti, violinist and conductor

*Tom Uren, former politician

*Anthony Warlow, singer
*Gai Waterhouse, racehorse trainer
*Steve Waugh, cricketer
*Gough Whitlam, statesman, former Prime Minister of Australia
*Margaret Whitlam, social activist, wife of Gough Whitlam
*Robyn Williams, science broadcaster
*David Williamson, playwright
*Tim Winton, novelist
*Dr Fiona Wood, physician
*Roger Woodward, pianist

*Dr John Yu, medical doctor
*Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Indigenous Australian leader

Deceased (formerly listed)

*Betty Archdale, cricketer, educator

*Arthur Boyd, artist
*Sir Don Bradman, cricketer

*Ruth Cracknell, actress
*Sir Roden Cutler, World War II hero, Governor of New South Wales

*Don Dunstan, politician, Premier of South Australia, social commentator
*Slim Dusty, singer, entertainer

*Donald Horne, academic, writer, author of "The Lucky Country"

*Elizabeth Jolley, author

*Edward (Ted) Matthews, World War 1 soldier and last Gallipoli survivor
*Judith Wright McKinney, poet

*Sir Mark Oliphant, physicist, former Governor of South Australia

*Charles Perkins, Indigenous Australian leader

*Mum (Shirl) Smith, Aboriginal Australian activist

*The Rev Sir Alan Walker, social commentator/activist
*Morris West, author
*R. M. Williams, businessman

External links

* National Trust, [http://www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/about/treasures.asp Australia's Living National Treasures]


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