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  1. The Australian Twelve, cricket team, 1878
    [ Photograph : 1878 ]
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    The Australian Twelve, cricket team, 1878
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    Frederick "Fred" Spofforth, nicknamed "The Demon Bowler", was the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets, and the first to take a Test hat-trick in 1879. He played in Test matches for Australia between 1877 and 1887, and then settled in England where he played for Derbyshire.

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  2. Portrait of V. Trumper / Thiele
    Thiele, photographer
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1895-1915 ]
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    Portrait of V. Trumper / Thiele
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    Victor Thomas Trumper was an Australian cricketer known for his style and versatility. He was the first cricketer to score 7 and 8 centuries in Test match cricket and was also a key figure in the foundation of rugby league in Australia.

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  3. Portrait of Don Bradman
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Portrait of Don Bradman
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    Bradman captained Australia's cricket team 24 times, winning 15 matches and losing three. He scored 28,067 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 95.15, with a top score of 452 not out. He made all his runs at high speed in a manner that bewildered opponents and entranced spectators.

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  4. Betty Wilson Stars Again
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Saturday 29 January 1949 p 10 Article
    Abstract: MELBOURNE, Sat: Victorian Betty Wilson, who revealed herself as a brilliant all rounder in the first women's 88 words
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    Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson, considered one of the greatest woman cricket players of all time, represented Australia in Women's Test cricket between 1947–48 and 1957–58. Wilson batted right-handed, and was a good off-spin bowler and a superb fielder.

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  5. Web page: Aboriginal cricket pioneer Faith Thomas
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/23/aboriginal-cricket-pioneer-faith-thomas-im-still-the-fastest-woman-bowler-ever
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    Faith Thomas (nee Coulthard) was the first Aboriginal woman picked for any national sports team when she bowled for Australia in 1958.

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  6. Ritchie Benaud batting in the Fifth Test against the MCC at Melbourne Cricket ground 1959
    Bottomley, Cliff
    [ Photograph : 1959 ]
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    Ritchie Benaud batting in the Fifth Test against the MCC at Melbourne Cricket ground 1959
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    Regarded as one of Australia's greatest cricket captains and finest all-rounders, Benaud captained Australia in 28 Tests, and never lost a series. After retiring as a player in 1964, Benaud went on to become a leading cricket broadcaster and writer.

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  7. Shane Warne at the WACA during the Australia v Zimbabwe match, 2 December 1994
    Collis, Evan
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
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    Shane Warne at the WACA during the Australia v Zimbabwe match, 2 December 1994
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    Shane Warne is the most prolific wicket taker in Australian Test cricket history and regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game.

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  8. Pocket rocket / Sherryl Clark with Ellyse Perry ; illustrations by Jeremy Lord
    Clark, Sherryl
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    Pocket rocket / Sherryl Clark with Ellyse Perry ; illustrations by Jeremy Lord
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    2018-01-30 11:41:32.0

    Ellyse Perry is an Australian sportswoman who made her debut for both the Australian cricket and the Australian women's national soccer team at the age of 16. Perry is the youngest person to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and soccer World Cups.[

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  9. The Melbourne Cup of 1876
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    The Melbourne Cup of 1876
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    The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious annual thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, run at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The race is held on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as "the race that stops a nation" and attracts entries from around the world.

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  10. The legendary Phar Lap : champion of champions, Australia's great winner of the Melbourne Cup and thirty-six other races
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1999 ]
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    The legendary Phar Lap : champion of champions, Australia's great winner of the Melbourne Cup and thirty-six other races
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    Phar Lap was a champion thoroughbred racehorse whose achievements captured the public's imagination during the early years of the Great Depression. Foaled in New Zealand, he was trained and raced in Australia. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing during a four year racing career. After a sudden and mysterious illness, Phar Lap died in 1932 in Atherton, California. At the time, he was the third highest stakes-winner in the world.

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  11. Scobie Breasley, jockey
    Luck, Peter, 1944-
    [ Photograph : 2006 ]
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    Scobie Breasley, jockey
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    Arthur 'Scobie' Breasley was a jockey. His nickname was a jocular reference to the leading Ballarat trainer and ex-jockey James Scobie. Over his career, Breasley rode 3251 winners, 1091 in Australia and 2160 overseas. He retired from riding in 1958, aged 54 and began a new career as a trainer.

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  12. [Bart Cummings] Rennie Ellis
    Ellis, Rennie, 1940-2003
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    [Bart Cummings] Rennie Ellis
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    As a horse trainer, Cummings won 12 Melbourne Cups beginning in 1958 and over his career, he won 268 Group 1 horse races.

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  13. Life as I know it / Michelle Payne with John Harms
    Payne, Michelle, 1985-
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    Life as I know it / Michelle Payne with John Harms
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    Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015, riding Prince of Penzance.

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  14. Guest speaker Layne Beachley at Amazing women event held at the National Library of Australia, 3 February 2006 / Greg Power
    Power, Greg, 1974-
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    Guest speaker Layne Beachley at Amazing women event held at the National Library of Australia, 3 February 2006 / Greg Power
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    Layne Beachley is widely regarded as the most successful female surfers in history. The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003), Layne then went onto win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008. Perhaps the most telling evidence of her impact on sport is that today half of all enrolments at Learn-to-Surf are women.

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  15. Mark Richards / Rennie Ellis
    Ellis, Rennie, 1940-2003
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    Mark Richards / Rennie Ellis
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    Richards won four world surfing championships and is regarded as one of Australia's most influential surfers. His legendary board shaping skills were instrumental in him winning the 1979 world championship. He continues to build boards and support surfing.

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  16. Greg Norman
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    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
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    Greg Norman
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    Norman was labeled the "Great White Shark" by a newspaper reporter during the 1981 Golf Masters Tournament. One of Norman's phenomenal records is that he held the number one world ranking in golf for 331 weeks.

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    Lindrum is often considered to be the greatest player ever seen in the sport of billiards, with some 57 world records to his credit, many still standing. At his death in 1960 newspapers called him the 'Bradman of Billiards'.

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  18. Les Darcy
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    Les Darcy
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    Les Darcy became an Australian sporting legend in a short but brilliant fighting career. Darcy held both the Australian middleweight and heavy weight titles concurrently before the politics of conscription during World War made him leave Australia.

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  19. Lionel Rose, world champion Bantamweight boxer holding a pipe, Sydney Airport, 1968 / Mervyn Bishop
    Bishop, Mervyn, 1945-
    [ Photograph : 1968-2014 ]
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    Lionel Rose, world champion Bantamweight boxer holding a pipe, Sydney Airport, 1968 / Mervyn Bishop
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    Rose was the first Aboriginal to win a world championship in any sport. At the age of 19 in 1968, Rose won the world bantamweight boxing title.

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  20. RAN patrol boat HMAS BUCCANEER as starter boat Hobart Yacht Race
    [ Photograph : 1970 ]
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    RAN patrol boat  HMAS BUCCANEER as starter boat  Hobart Yacht Race
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    The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is an annual event starting in Sydney on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) and it is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.

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  21. Ships in the desert
    Clark, Darren
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    Ships in the desert
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    The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also known as the Todd River Race) is held annually in the typically dry bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs. It is the only dry river regatta in the world and was cancelled in 1993 because of wet weather.

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  22. Jock Sturrock, skipper of DAME PATTIE
    Graeme Andrews
    [ Photograph : 1967 ]
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    Jock Sturrock, skipper of DAME PATTIE
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    Sturrock was the first Australian sailor to represent Australia at the Olympics and after the 1948 London games, went on to represent Australia at three more Olympics. Sturrock achieved fame when he skippered Gretal in the 1962 America's Cup. Although defeated four to one by Weatherly, Gretel's victory in the second race was the first by a challenger since 1934. He also skippered the next America's Cup Challenge, Dame Pattie in 1967.

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  23. Hazel Hawke greeting solo yachtswoman Kay Cottee, Sydney 1988
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    Hazel Hawke greeting solo yachtswoman Kay Cottee, Sydney 1988
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    Kay Cottee was the first woman to perform a single-handed, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the world. She performed this feat in 1988 aged 34 and spent 189 days at sea.

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  24. Jessica Watson at her press conference shortly after her arrival at the Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, 15 May 2010 / Karl Sharp
    Sharp, Karl
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    Jessica Watson at her press conference shortly after her arrival at the Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, 15 May 2010 / Karl Sharp
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    In May 2010, Jessica became the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world. Watson returned to Sydney after 210 days at sea, three days before her 17th birthday.

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  25. America's Cup John Bertrand at the victory press conference
    Sally Samins
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
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    America's Cup John Bertrand at the victory press conference
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    The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. It is awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The first Australian challenge was in 1962 but it was not until 1983 that the yacht Australia II, won the race skippered by John Bertrand.

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  26. Tennis player Harry Hopman, New South Wales, ca. 1930
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    Tennis player Harry Hopman, New South Wales, ca. 1930
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    Henry 'Harry' Hopman was captain-coach of 22 Australian Davis Cup teams between 1938 and 1967. His great skill was spotting tennis talent and lifting it to Wimbledon and Davis Cup winning levels. The annual Hopman Cup played in Perth is named after him.

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  27. Rod Laver in action
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    Rod Laver in action
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    Nicknamed "Rocket", Rod Laver is the only player in tennis history to have twice won all Grand Slam singles titles in the same year - first as an amateur in 1962, then again as a professional in 1969. Laver is regarded as one of the greats of the sport and the Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park is named in his honour.

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  28. Margaret Court playing tennis, 1967
    Australian Information Service
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    Margaret Court playing tennis, 1967
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    Between 1960 and 1975, Court won a record 62 Grand Slam titles - 24 singles, 19 women's doubles and 19 mixed doubles. In 1970, she became only the second female player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in a year. Maureen Connolly in 1953 and Steffi Graf in 1988 are the only other women to have achieved this. The Margaret Court arena at Melbourne park is named in her honour.

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  29. Evonne Goolagong relaxes at Kooyong between tournament matches. 1 February 1971. Australian Information Service Photograph / Eric Wadsworth
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    Evonne Goolagong relaxes at Kooyong between tournament matches. 1 February 1971. Australian Information Service Photograph / Eric Wadsworth
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    Evonne Cawley (nee Goolagong) won seven single grand slam tennis titles and six doubles titles during the 1970s. The Evonne Goolagong Cawley Trophy, awarded to the female champion at the Brisbane International, is named in her honour.

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  30. Heather McKay playing a forehand drive during a squash match in Canberra, 1972
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    Heather McKay playing a forehand drive during a squash match in Canberra, 1972
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    McKay ranks among the greatest players in the history of squash. She dominated the women's game in the 1960s and 1970s, winning 16 consecutive British Open titles between 1962 and 1977. McKay also represented Australia in hockey in 1967 and 1971.

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  31. Ron Barassi is airborne as he boots a goal after evading three Footscray defenders in a match at the MCG in 1962 / Bruce Howard
    Howard, Bruce, 1936-
    [ Photograph : 1962 ]
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    Ron Barassi is airborne as he boots a goal after evading three Footscray defenders in a match at the MCG in 1962 / Bruce Howard
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    Barassi was an incredible AFL player and coach and media personality. As a player from 1953 to 1969, Barassi played 254 games, and kicked 330 goals. Barassi coached over 500 games.

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  32. Clive Churchill
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    Clive Churchill
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    Clive Churchill is regarded as one of rugby league's greatest players. He won five premierships with the South Sydney Rabbitohs as a player and three more as coach. The prestigious Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match in the NRL grand final bears his name.

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  33. Ted Whitten
    [ Object : 1997 ]
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    Ted Whitten
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    Whitten was called 'Mr Football' because of his extraordinary skill and all round ability. He played 321 VFL games for the Footscray club between 1951 and 1970.

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  34. Sir Edward [Weary] Dunlop speaking at the midday service at the Shrine
    Chaffey, Antonia, 1948-
    [ Photograph : 1988 ]
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    Sir Edward [Weary] Dunlop speaking at the midday service at the Shrine
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    Better known for his work with prisoners of war on the Burma-Thailand railway during World War 2 as a doctor and leader, Edmund "Weary" Dunlop also played representative rugby union. In 1934, he was part of the Wallabies team that won the Bledisloe Cup against the All Blacks from New Zealand.

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  35. Dally Messenger
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    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Dally Messenger
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    Herbert Henry "Dally" Messenger was one of the first professional rugby footballers. Nicknamed 'The Master', he represented Australia in two rugby union tests and seven rugby league tests.

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  36. Mal Meninga in the State of Origin match
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    [ Photograph : 1981 ]
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    Mal Meninga in the State of Origin match
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    The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three Australian rugby league football match series between two state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.

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  37. Reg Gasnier in a match at Kogarah, New South Wales, 1966 / Ern McQuillan
    McQuillan, Ern, 1926-
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    Reg Gasnier in a match at Kogarah, New South Wales, 1966 / Ern McQuillan
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    Gasnier has been described by many as the ultimate all-round rugby league player and was dubbed 'Puff the Magic Dragon'. His career was cut short by injury, but he retired at the age of 28 having played 36 times for Australia, captaining the side eight times.

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    David Campese is widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players. In an international career spanning 15 years, he played more Test matches for Australia and scored more tries than any other player in the history of the game.

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  39. Ella : the definitive biography / Bret Harris & Mark Ella
    Harris, Bret
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    Ella : the definitive biography / Bret Harris & Mark Ella
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    One of the remarkable trio of Aboriginal footballer brothers, Mark Ella played 25 rugby union Test matches for Australia, and captained the Test team in ten of them.

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  40. Australian Short Track Skating Relay Team, City of Canterbury, 1994
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    Australian Short Track Skating Relay Team, City of Canterbury, 1994
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    Steven Bradbury is an Australian former short track speed skater and four-time Olympian. He is best known for winning the 1,000 m event at the 2002 Winter Olympics after all of his opponents were involved in a last corner pile-up. Bradbury's feat has entered colloquial vernacular in the phrase "doing a Bradbury", or "Bradburied" (as a verb) meaning an unexpected or unusual success.

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  41. Jack Brabham, Altona
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    Jack Brabham, Altona
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    Brabham was triple world Grand Prix motor racing champion. He is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction - the BT19 - which he drove to victory in 1966.

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  42. Photograph - Hubert Opperman, Barnet Glass Road Race Fastest Time Champion, Melbourne, Framed, 1922
    Sir Hubert Opperman
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    Photograph - Hubert Opperman, Barnet Glass Road Race Fastest Time Champion, Melbourne, Framed, 1922
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    Opperman, affectionately referred to as Oppy by Australian and French crowds, earned international acclaim for his endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s.

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  43. Cyclist Duncan Grey riding on a training bike indoors, New South Wales, ca. 1930s
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    Cyclist Duncan Grey riding on a training bike indoors, New South Wales, ca. 1930s
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    Grey won Australia's first ever Olympic Games cycling medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, winning bronze in the 1000m time trial and Australia's first ever cycling gold medal at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics again in the 1000m. The Dunc Gray Velodrome at Bass Hill, is named in honour of this iconic Australian cyclist.

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  44. Portrait of Australian cyclist, Cadel Evans, Prince Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, 26 November, 2007 / Dave Tacon
    Tacon, Dave, 1976-
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    Portrait of Australian cyclist, Cadel Evans, Prince Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, 26 November, 2007 / Dave Tacon
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    Cadel Evans is a cyclist who became the first Australian to win the Tour de France in 2011.

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  45. Web page: Archived website on Anna Meares
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    Anna Meares is Australia's most decorated track cyclist winning eleven world titles and individual medals in four consecutive Olympics, including at Athens.

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  46. [Betty Cuthbert and John Landy training, Olympic Games, Melbourne, 30 November 1956]
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    [Betty Cuthbert and John Landy training, Olympic Games, Melbourne, 30 November 1956]
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    Cuthbert was the 'Golden Girl' of Australian track and field. She won four Olympic gold medals, three in Melbourne in 1956, and the fourth, eight years later in Tokyo in 1964. Landy was the first great Australian distance runner and the second man in the world to break four minutes for the mile.

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  47. Max Dupain, his last commercial project, photographing Herb Elliott, 1992 / Jill White
    White, Jill
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    Max Dupain, his last commercial project, photographing Herb Elliott, 1992 / Jill White
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    Elliott represented Australia once at the Olympic Games - in Rome in 1960, winning gold. In his short but magnificent career, Elliott broke the four minute barrier for the mile 17 times.

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  48. Dawn Fraser is awarded a gold medal
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    Dawn Fraser is awarded a gold medal
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    Fraser is probably Australia's most decorated and most controversial athlete of all time. Known for her politically incorrect behaviour and larrikin character as much as her athletic ability, she won eight Olympic medals, and six British Empire and Commonwealth Games gold medals.

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  49. Portrait of Shane Gould
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    Portrait of Shane Gould
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    At just 15, Gould won three gold, one silver and one bronze medal in her only Olympics - the 1972 Munich Games. Her record tally of five medals at a single Olympics stood from 1972 until Ian Thorpe equalled it in 2000.

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  50. The token athlete photo but definitely not a token athlete! Ian Thorpe!, 3 October 2000 / W. McDougall
    McDougall, Wendy, 1961-
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    The token athlete photo but definitely not a token athlete! Ian Thorpe!, 3 October 2000 / W. McDougall
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    Nicknamed the "Thorpedo", Ian Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals and 14 world championships (at every distance from 100 to 800 metres) and made 22 world records.

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  51. [Portrait of Lisa Curry at the Australia Day Concert (i.e. Australia Day Live), Sydney Entertainment Centre, January 1984] Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1984 ]
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    [Portrait of Lisa Curry at the Australia Day Concert (i.e. Australia Day Live), Sydney Entertainment Centre, January 1984] Don McMurdo
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    Lisa Curry is the only Australian swimmer to have held Commonwealth and Australian records in every stroke except backstroke. After retiring from swimming, Curry was chair of the National Australia Day Council from 200-2008.

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  52. Giant poster of Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill
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    Giant poster of Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill
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    Susie O'Neill won eight Olympic Games medals during her swimming career and among Australians, only Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones have more.

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