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An irascible yet open-minded engineer, industrialist and ideas man, Sir Claude Gibb was responsible for the design of the Centurion tank.
Historical Thing | By History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1980s
Motor car manufacturer and industrialist Sir Edward Holden gave his name to a car, albeit posthumously.
Sir Hans Heysen was a masterly artist, the immortaliser of the gum tree on canvas, and a dedicated conservationist.
At the end of his long life, newspaperman Sir Lloyd Dumas described himself as simply ‘the luckiest man in the world’.
His versatility as actor, dancer, producer and choreographer, coupled with flamboyance and wit, made Sir Robert Helpmann a household name.
Sir Roland Jacobs was a shrewd businessman, but also a warm and generous philanthropist with no interest in personal wealth.
Davenport was a liberal-minded and literate parliamentarian and a promoter of industry, especially in the fields of horticulture and viniculture.
Abstemious but easy-going, Sir Sidney Kidman was a pastoralist and philanthropist who made friends easily.
A pastoralist and mine-owner once accused of fraud, Hughes stated shortly before his death: ‘I have been a sinner all my life’.
A conscientious and gifted forestry administrator, Walter Gill was also an enthusiastic nature photographer.
Surgeon William Anstey Giles came from pioneering stock, but was a pioneer himself in medical literature.
Short-lived explorer and surveyor William Christie Gosse was the first European to set eyes on Uluru.
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