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Famous Name: Ava

Today is the 55th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kramer’s On the Beach, starring Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute, the film depicts the aftermath of a nuclear war, set in the near-future of the 1960s. 1,426 more words

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Famous Name: Georgette

The SS Georgette was a steamship with a short, unsuccessful career, but in the four years of her existence, played a role in two daring rescues. 1,242 more words

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Famous Name: Gough

November 11 is Remembrance Day, but it’s important in Australian history for another reason: the constitutional crisis of 1975, when Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed from office by Governor-General Sir John Kerr. 1,182 more words

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Famous Name: Edward

This year is the centenary of World War I, and just a few days ago there were commemorative celebrations for the first Australian troops to leave for the battlefields of Gallipoli. 1,319 more words

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Famous Name: Dorrigo

Earlier this month, Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan was named the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014¬†for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North… 1,108 more words