66 Notable alumni of
University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is 955th in the world, 18th in Oceania, and 14th in Australia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 66 notable alumni from the University of Tasmania sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

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    Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    1990-1994 graduated with Bachelor of Commerce
    Occupations
    aristocrataccount executiveaccount managerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should Frederik succeed, she will automatically become Queen consort of Denmark.

  2. Rianti Cartwright

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    Rianti Cartwright
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Rianti Rhiannon Cartwright is an Indonesian actress, model, presenter and VJ. She's best known for her leading role as 'Aisha' in a romantic religious Indonesian hit movie Ayat-Ayat Cinta (Verses of Love) in 2008 and become a VJ for MTV Indonesia since 2005.

  3. Richard Flanagan

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    Richard Flanagan
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistfilm directornovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Richard Miller Flanagan is an Australian writer described by the Washington Post as "one of our greatest living novelists". Each of his novels has attracted major praise and received numerous awards and honours. He also has written and directed feature films. He won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

  4. Bill Mollison

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    Bill Mollison
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1928-2016 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    biologistnaturalistpsychologistfarmeranthropologist
    Biography

    Bruce Charles "Bill" Mollison was an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. In 1981, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award "for developing and promoting the theory and practice of permaculture".

  5. Hannah Yeoh

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    Hannah Yeoh
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan is a Malaysian politician who served as the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. She has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Segambut since May 2018. She also served as 10th Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly from June 2013 to April 2018 and Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Subang Jaya from March 2008 to May 2018. She is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH opposition coalition.

  6. Luke McGregor

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    Luke McGregor
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actorcomedian
    Biography

    Luke William McGregor is an Australian comedian, writer and actor, who has performed at various national and international comedy festivals, as himself in many TV shows, and is known for his roles in the ABC TV series Utopia and Rosehaven.

  7. John Dalgleish Donaldson

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    John Dalgleish Donaldson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    John Dalgleish Donaldson is a Scottish-Australian professor and the father of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, the wife of the heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.

  8. Eric Abetz

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    Eric Abetz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Eric Abetz is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Tasmania since February 1994, representing the Liberal Party. He was the Minister for Employment and the Leader of the Government in the Senate in the Abbott Government from 2013 to 2015. He previously also served as Special Minister of State in the Howard Government from 2001 to 2006 and as Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation from 2006 to 2007.

  9. Will Hodgman

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    Will Hodgman
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Studied in 1993
    Occupations
    politicianbarristersolicitor
    Biography

    William Edward Felix Hodgman is an Australian diplomat and former politician who has been the High Commissioner of Australia to Singapore since February 2021. He was the 45th Premier of Tasmania and a member for the Division of Franklin in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from the 2002 state election until his resignation in January 2020. He became premier following the 2014 state election, having been Leader of the Opposition since 2006. He was re-elected to a second term in government following victory in the 2018 state election. In March 2018, he succeeded Angus Bethune as the longest-serving leader in the history of the Tasmanian Liberals. He resigned as the Premier of Tasmania, the Leader of the Tasmanian Liberals and Member of the Parliament of Tasmania on 20 January 2020. In April 2020, Hodgman was appointed as the chair of Australian Business Growth Fund by federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Hodgman is from Hobart and was educated at the University of Tasmania.

  10. Henry Puna

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    Henry Puna
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henry Tuakeu Puna is a Cook Islands politician. He was Prime Minister of the Cook Islands from November 2010 to October 2020. Since 2006 he has been leader of the Cook Islands Party.

  11. Kate Warner

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    Kate Warner
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Catherine Ann Warner, is an Australian lawyer and legal academic who served as the 28th Governor of Tasmania from 2014 to 2021.

  12. Lisa Singh

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    Lisa Singh
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lisa Maria Singh is an Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Australian Senate for Tasmania from 2011 to 2019. She had previously been a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, representing the division of Denison from 2006 to 2010. The granddaughter of an Indo-Fijian member of the Parliament of Fiji, Singh was Australia's first federal parliamentarian of Indo-Fijian ancestry.

  13. Christine Milne

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    Christine Milne
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christine Anne Milne is an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania. She was the leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015. Milne stepped down as leader on 6 May 2015, replaced by Richard Di Natale.

  14. Freya Stafford

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    Freya Stafford
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Freya Stafford is an Australian actress who has appeared in the television programs Head Start and White Collar Blue as central characters.

  15. Rebecca White

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    Rebecca White
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Commerce
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rebecca Peta White is an Australian politician, who served as the Leader of the Opposition in Tasmania and Leader of the Parliamentary Labor Party in Tasmania from March 2017 until May 2021. She has been a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly in the electorate of Lyons since the 2010 state election. Before she was leader, White served as Shadow Minister for Health and Human Services, and Opposition Spokesperson for Children.

  16. Lara Giddings

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    Lara Giddings
    Born in
    Papua New Guinea Flag Papua New Guinea
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Larissa Tahireh "Lara" Giddings is a former Australian politician who was the 44th Premier of Tasmania from 24 January 2011 until 31 March 2014, the first woman to hold the position. Born in Goroka, Papua New Guinea, she was a Labor Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Franklin from 2002 to 2018, and was the party's leader during her period as premier, replaced by Bryan Green after her government's defeat at the 2014 state election. Giddings came from the Labor Left faction.

  17. Andrew Inglis Clark

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    Andrew Inglis Clark
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1848-1907 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    barristerpoliticianengineer
    Biography

    Andrew Inglis Clark was an Australian founding father and co-author of the Australian Constitution; he was also an engineer, barrister, politician, electoral reformer and jurist. He initially qualified as an engineer, but he re-trained as a barrister to effectively fight for social causes which deeply concerned him. After a long political career, mostly spent as Attorney-General and briefly as Opposition Leader, he was appointed a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Despite being acknowledged as the leading expert on the Australian Constitution, he was never appointed to the High Court of Australia.

  18. Vanessa Goodwin

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    Vanessa Goodwin
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-2018 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    criminologistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Vanessa Goodwin was an Australian politician. She was the Liberal Party member for the seat of Pembroke in the Tasmanian Legislative Council from the Pembroke by-election on 1 August 2009 until her resignation due to brain cancer on 2 October 2017.

  19. David Bartlett

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    David Bartlett
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David John Bartlett is an Australian former politician in the state of Tasmania, serving as the 43rd Premier of Tasmania from May 2008 until January 2011. He was a Labor Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison from 2004 to 2011 when he retired.

  20. Neal Blewett

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    Neal Blewett
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianpolitical scientistacademic
    Biography

    Neal Blewett, AC is an Australian Labor Party politician and diplomat. He was the Member of the House of Representatives for Bonython from 1977 to 1994. He served in both the Hawke and Keating Governments, notably in the former as Minister for Health from 1983 to 1991, during which time he oversaw the Government's reaction to HIV/AIDS. After retiring from Parliament in 1994, he was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, a role he held until 1998.

  21. Andrew MacLeod

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    Andrew MacLeod
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Andrew Michael MacLeod is an Australian/British businessman, author, humanitarian lawyer and former aid worker.

  22. Rodney Croome

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    Rodney Croome
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    LGBTIQ+ rights activist
    Biography

    Rodney Peter Croome AM is an Australian LGBT rights activist and academic. He worked on the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in Tasmania, was a founder of Australian Marriage Equality, and currently serves as the spokesperson for the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group and a spokesperson for Just.Equal. He resigned from Australian Marriage Equality to campaign against a national plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

  23. Heather Rose

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    Heather Rose
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Heather Rose is an Australian author born in Hobart, Tasmania. Her novels are Bruny, The Museum of Modern Love, The Butterfly Man, The River Wife, White Heart and for children Finding Serendipity, A Week Without Tuesday and Blueberry Pancakes Forever. Her diverse and award-winning career has spanned advertising, business, the arts and writing. Her latest novel, Bruny was published in Australia in October 2019.

  24. Ivy Alvarez

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    Ivy Alvarez
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Ivy Alvarez is a New Zealand-based Filipino Australian poet, editor, and reviewer. Alvarez has had her work featured in various publications in Australia, Canada, England, the Philippines, New Zealand, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Wales, the US, South Africa, and online.

  25. Michael Kölling

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    Michael Kölling
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    1995-1999 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Michael Kölling is a German computer scientist, best known for the development of the BlueJ and Greenfoot educational development environments and as author of introductory programming textbooks. In 2013 he received the SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education for the development of the BlueJ.

  26. Anthony Ackroyd

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    Anthony Ackroyd
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    comedian
    Biography

    Anthony Michael Ackroyd is an Australian comedian, musician, actor, speaker and writer. He is currently the CEO of his company Feel Betterer that provides online courses and live presentations that help people to create a life full of laughter, happiness and creativity.

  27. Helen Polley

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    Helen Polley
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Helen Beatrice Polley is an Australian politician who is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate, representing the state of Tasmania since 1 July 2005.

  28. Michael Hodgman

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    Michael Hodgman
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1938-2013 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    In 1962 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianbarristerQueen's Counsel
    Biography

    William Michael Hodgman AM QC was an Australian politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Liberal Party and served as Minister for the Capital Territory in the Fraser Government from 1980 to 1983. He was active in both state and federal politics, serving in the Tasmanian Legislative Council (1966–1974), Australian House of Representatives (1975–1987), and Tasmanian House of Assembly (1992–1998, 2002–2010). His son Will Hodgman was Premier of Tasmania for 6 years, until his resignation in January 2020.

  29. David Bushby

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    David Bushby
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Christopher Bushby is a former Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania from August 2007 to January 2019, representing the Liberal Party. He was the Chief Government Whip in the Senate for the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments from 1 July 2014 until he resigned on 21 January 2019.

  30. Jonathon Duniam

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    Jonathon Duniam
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    In 2006 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical staffer
    Biography

    Jonathon Duniam is an Australian politician. He is a member of the Liberal Party and has served as a Senator for Tasmania since the 2016 federal election. He has been an assistant minister in the Morrison Government since 2019. Prior to entering parliament he was a political staffer, including as deputy chief of staff to Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman.

  31. Dan van Holst Pellekaan

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    Dan van Holst Pellekaan
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Economics
    Occupations
    politicianbasketball playerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Daniel Cornelius van Holst Pellekaan is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Stuart for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 state election. Van Holst Pellekaan has served as the Minister for Energy and Mining in the Marshall Ministry since 22 March 2018.

  32. Chua Ek Kay

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    Chua Ek Kay
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1947-2008 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Chua Ek Kay was a Singaporean artist hailed as the "bridge between Asian and Western art" with a unique painting style using Chinese ink on paper that demonstrated an ingenious blend of traditional Chinese painting forms with Western art theories and techniques. Most of his works were themed of Chinatown street scenes, lotuses, and abstract works inspired by Australian aboriginal cave paintings.

  33. Robyn Eckersley

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    Robyn Eckersley
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Robyn Eckersley is a Professor and Head of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia.

  34. Guy Barnett

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    Guy Barnett
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Guy Barnett is a Liberal Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly representing the Division of Lyons and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier. He was previously a member of the Australian Senate.

  35. Judy Watson

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    Judy Watson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainterartist
    Biography

    Judy Watson is an Australian Waanyi multi-media artist who works in print-making, painting, video and installation. Her work often examines Indigenous Australian histories, and she has received a number of high profile commissions for public spaces.

  36. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

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    Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
    Born in
    United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, and a businessperson involved in ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

  37. Reg Wright

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    Reg Wright
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1905-1990 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianbarrister
    Biography

    Sir Reginald Charles Wright was an Australian barrister and politician. He was a member of the Liberal Party and served as a Senator for Tasmania from 1950 to 1978. He held ministerial office in the Gorton and McMahon Governments, although he was known for crossing the floor.

  38. Ross Hart

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    Ross Hart
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ross Anthony Hart is lawyer and former Australian politician. He was the Australian Labor Party member for Bass from the 2016 federal election in which he defeated the sitting member, the Liberal Party of Australia's Andrew Nikolic with a 10.6-point swing against him. He lost the seat to Liberal Bridget Archer at the 2019 election.

  39. Albert Ogilvie

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    Albert Ogilvie
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1890-1939 (aged 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianbarrister
    Biography

    Albert George Ogilvie was an Australian politician and Premier of Tasmania from 22 June 1934 until his death on 10 June 1939.

  40. Samina Yasmeen

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    Samina Yasmeen
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    1980-1986 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Samina Yasmeen is a specialist in political and strategic development in South Asia and the role of Islam in world politics. She has published articles on the position of Pakistani and Middle Eastern women, the role of Muslims in Australia, and India–Pakistan relations.

  41. Helen Szoke

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    Helen Szoke
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    executive
    Biography

    Helen Veronica Szoke is the former Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia, and a commentator and advocate on issues of human rights, poverty, inequality, gender and race discrimination. Throughout her career, she has held leadership roles across the health sector, human rights and public policy, and international development sector.

  42. Giulia Jones

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    Giulia Jones
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Giulia Jones, an Australian politician, is the deputy leader of the Liberal Party in the ACT. She is a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Murrumbidgee for the Liberal Party since 2012.

  43. Stephen Estcourt

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    Stephen Estcourt
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    barristerjudge
    Biography

    Stephen Peter Estcourt is an Australian judge, who has been Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania since April 2013. From 2004 to 2013, he maintained barristers' chambers in Hobart and Melbourne, dividing his time between the two.

  44. Melissa Carlton

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    Melissa Carlton
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Melissa Paula Carlton, OAM is a South African-born Australian swimmer. Born with no right leg and short fingers on her left hand, she won gold, silver and bronze medals for Australia at both the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympics.

  45. Albert Solomon

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    Albert Solomon
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1876-1914 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Albert Edgar Solomon was an Australian politician. He was Premier of Tasmania from 14 June 1912 to 6 April 1914.

  46. Lisa Hill

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    Lisa Hill
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    academicpolitical scientistnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Lisa Hill is Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has previously held positions at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

  47. Annie Ivanova

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    Annie Ivanova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    curator
    Biography

    Antoanetta "Annie" Ivanova is an international curator and author, cultural entrepreneur and one of Australia's leading authorities on cultural diplomacy. Ivanova has collaborated with the Centre Pompidou, Ars Electronica, Barbican, Smithsonian Institution, National Palace Museum, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among others.

  48. Stephen R. Kane

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    Stephen R. Kane
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Stephen Kane is a full professor of astronomy and planetary astrophysics at the University of California, Riverside who specializes in exoplanetary science. His work covers a broad range of exoplanet detection methods, including the microlensing, transit, radial velocity, and imaging techniques. He is a leading expert on the topic of planetary habitability and the habitable zone of planetary systems. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and has discovered/co-discovered several hundred planets orbiting other stars. He is a prolific advocate of interdisciplinarity science and studying Venus as an exoplanet analog.

  49. Stephen Gumley

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    Stephen Gumley
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Stephen John Gumley, AO was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation, serving in the role from February 2004 to July 2011.

  50. Gwen Fenton

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    Gwen Fenton
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Gwen Fenton is Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division and is the first woman to hold this position. She discovered that the fish species Hoplostethus atlanticus can live to over 100 years old, leading to significant changes to the management of the species.

  51. Mereseini Vuniwaqa

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    Mereseini Vuniwaqa
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mereseini Rakuita Vuniwaqa is a Fijian politician, serving as the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation since 2016. A member of the Fiji First Party, Vuniwaqa was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2014 and appointed to Cabinet, holding the portfolio for the Ministry for Lands and Mineral Resources, becoming the first Fijian woman appointed to the position. As one of the most senior and influential Cabinet ministers, Vuniwaqa has been appointed on various occasions as an Acting Prime Minister on behalf of the Prime Minister in his absences overseas.

  52. Rimeta Beniamina

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    Rimeta Beniamina
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rimeta Beniamina is an I-Kiribati politician and a former leader of the defunct United Coalition Party. Beniamina, who is from the island of Nikunau in southern Kiribati, is the son of former Vice President Beniamina Tinga.

  53. Matthew Dewey

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    Matthew Dewey
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Matthew Ingvald Dewey is an Australian classical music composer, singer, and music producer.

  54. John Field

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    John Field
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1899-1974 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Brigadier John Field, CBE, DSO, ED was a senior officer in the Australian Army during the Second World War. He commanded the 2/12th Battalion in the Middle East and Milne Force and the 7th Brigade in New Guinea. He later went on to work with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria in large projects at Yallourn and the La Trobe Valley.

  55. Jessica Melbourne-Thomas

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    Jessica Melbourne-Thomas
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in the University of Tasmania
    Studied in 2002
    In 2010 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in oceanology
    Occupations
    ecologistacademicmarine biologistbiologist
    Biography

    Jessica Melbourne-Thomas is a marine, Antarctic and climate change scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia. Her research focuses on climate change, its effects on the marine environment, and how to adapt and response to these changes.

  56. Adrian Gibson

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    Adrian Gibson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1935-2015 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianbarrister
    Biography

    Adrian Gibson was an Australian politician. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, he was educated there at Hutchins School and at the University of Tasmania where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1959. He became a barrister in 1959, as well as a company director and grazier. In 1964, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as a member of the Liberal Party, winning a by-election for the seat of Denison. He held the seat until his retirement in 1969.

  57. James Charlton

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    James Charlton
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    playwrightpoet
    Biography

    James Charlton is an Australian poet and writer in the area of interfaith and interreligious studies. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Charlton has lived mostly in Tasmania. He completed an MA at the University of Cambridge, where he was at Fitzwilliam College, and a PhD at the University of Tasmania. Poetry editor of the Australian literary quarterly Island from 2002 to 2008, he delivered the inaugural Gwen Harwood Memorial Lecture in 2008.

  58. Samuel Manetoali

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    Samuel Manetoali
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Samuel Manetoali is a member of the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. He represents the Gao/Bugotu constituency in Isabel Province.

  59. Justine Shaw

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    Justine Shaw
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Justine Shaw is an Australian Antarctic researcher, best known for her conservation work on subantarctic islands, currently working at the University of Queensland. She has a wide global research network, having worked in Australia, South Africa, sub-Antarctic/Antarctic and the Arctic.

  60. Beryl Nashar

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    Beryl Nashar
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1923-2012 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    geologist
    Biography

    Beryl Scott Nashar AO, OBE was an Australian geologist, academic and first female Dean at an Australian university.

  61. Bill Baddeley

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    Bill Baddeley
    Years
    1914-1998 (aged 84)
    Biography

    William Pye Baddeley was the Dean of Brisbane from 1958 to 1967.

  62. Laurence McIntyre

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    Laurence McIntyre
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1912-1981 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sir Laurence Rupert "Jim" McIntyre was an Australian public servant and diplomat.

  63. David Paver Mellor

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    Years
    1903-1980 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    David Paver Mellor was an Australian inorganic chemist, and was the Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of New South Wales from 1955 to 1969.

  64. Doug Parkinson

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    Doug Parkinson
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    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Douglas John Parkinson is a former Australian politician. He was a Labor Party member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for the electoral division of Hobart from 1994 until his retirement in 2012.

  65. Ron Davies

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    Ron Davies
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1919-1980 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Ronald Davies was an Australian politician. Born in Latrobe, Tasmania, he was educated at state schools and then the University of Tasmania, becoming a teacher. He served in the military 1942–1945. In 1958, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Braddon, defeating Liberal MP Aubrey Luck. He was only the second Labor member ever to win the seat, previously known as Darwin, and the first since 1917. He held the seat until 1975, when he was defeated by Liberal candidate and future Premier of Tasmania Ray Groom. Davies died in 1980. His son Glen served in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1972 to 1986.

  66. Thea Exley

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    Thea Exley
    Years
    1923-2007 (aged 84)
    Biography

    Thea Melvie Exley was an Australian archivist and art historian, and the first woman to head a regional office of the Australian Commonwealth Archives Office (now the National Archives of Australia). She was also its first national Senior Archivist Reference and Access and the first Director Preservation at the Australian Archives (another predecessor of the National Archives). Exley was an inaugural member of the Australian Society of Archivists and served as a Councillor from 1977 to 1979.