Fifty Australians

Fifty Australians

War left its impact on generations of Australians who lived through the twentieth century. These were disruptive and traumatic times. Much of this population experienced either one or both of the world wars. Others would be affected by the Korean and Vietnam Wars or later commitments. Australia ’s involvement in wars and conflicts became a backdrop to millions of lives and was a part of the community’s collective experience.

Fifty Australians provides a cross-section of Australians – sometimes a leader, a hero, or even a rogue – who saw war and its effects. Some of these men and women gave their lives, others became renowned for their wartime courage or example, while others, affected for better or worse, emerged to face the peace where they would make their own particular mark. Each has a fascinating story.

 

  1. Charles Anderson
  2. Bob Bage
  3. Warwick Bracegirdle
  4. Maurice Buckley
  5. Vivian Bullwinkel
  6. Clive Caldwell
  7. Harry Chauvel
  8. Alice Chisholm
  9. Albert Coates
  10. John Collins
  11. Peter Cosgrove
  12. Tibby Cotter
  13. Roden Cutler
  14. Diver Derrick
  15. Tilly Devine
  16. Graham Edwards
  17. Hughie Edwards
  18. Pompey Elliott
  19. Hudson Fysh
  20. John Gorton
  21. Jo Gullett
  22. Ned Herring
  23. Nora Heysen
  24. Barney Hines
  25. William Holmes
  26. Albert Jacka
  27. Olive King
  28. Charles Kingsford Smith
  29. Hammy Lamb
  30. Ray Leane
  31. David McNicoll
  32. Keith Miller
  33. Breaker Morant
  34. Biddy Moriarty
  35. Harry Murray
  36. Damien Parer
  37. Frank Partridge
  38. Banjo Paterson
  39. Chips Rafferty
  40. Jonathan Rogers
  41. Normie Rowe
  42. Bull Ryrie
  43. Reg Saunders
  44. Dave Shannon
  45. Ross Smith
  46. Harry Thorpe
  47. Bluey Truscott
  48. Hec Waller
  49. Gough Whitlam
  50. Hubert Wilkins