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George Golla, Australian jazz guitarist, had a long-term working musical partnership with clarinetist/flautist/saxophonist Don Burrows that continued for almost forty years. In 1985 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to music.  He continues to perform in and around Sydney where he resides, touring interstate and internationally and recording. 

George Golla

Don Burrows, during the 1960s and 1970s, was the best-known jazz musician in Australia. In 1972, he was invited to perform at the Montreux jazz and Newport Jazz Festivals. In 1972 he received the first gold record for an Australian jazz musician for his record Just the Beginning.

In 1979 he was appointed Chair of Jazz Studies at the Conservatorium.
Don Burrows

Bettina Arndt had an amazing career starting out as one of Australia’s first sex therapists, then spending many years as a social commentator on gender issues and now as our best known online dating coach.

Bettina is now devoting most of her time to fighting the demonisation of men. 
Bettina Arndt

Bruce Beaver's work had a considerable influence on the development of the ‘New Australian Poetry’ in the 1970s. Over the course of his career, he won several major Australian literary awards, including the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christopher Brennan Award (1982), and the Patrick White Award (1982). In 1991, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, for service to literature. 

Bruce Beaver

Alex Buzo wrote novels, film scripts, reviews, radio plays, travel writing and several books on sport, language and theatre. In 1972, Buzo was awarded the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal for his play Macquarie. His work has been produced around the world.He was also writer-in-residence at many theatre companies, schools and universities.

Alex Buzo

Randolf Stow, one of Australia's finest wrietrs, is known for his novels To the Islands (one of the first books published by Penguin in Australia, in 1963), Tourmaline and, what many regard as his finest work, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea. He also wrote the hugely popular children's novel Midnight.Stow was awarded the Miles Franklin Award for To the Islands, and in 1979 he was awarded the Patrick White Award.

Randolf Stow

Emeritus Professor Edwin Judge was educated in Classics at Canterbury (NZ) and Cambridge, and is now Emeritus Professor of History at Macquarie University.

He interprets modern Western dynamism as arising from our unresolved tension between Classical fatalism and the gospel of Pentecost.  

Edwin Judge

Bruce Dawe is widely recognised as Australia's most popular poet. He has published 12 books of poetry, one book of short stories, & one book of essays. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by USQ for his services to literature , a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of New England , and an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales.

Bruce Dawe

Allen Ginsberg was a visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation. He inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the 20th century with groundbreaking poems such as “Howl” and “Kaddish.” Among the avant-garde he was considered a spiritual and sexually liberated ambassador for tolerance and enlightenment.

Allen Ginsberg

Andrei Voznesensky, who as one of the Soviet Union’s boldest and most celebrated young poets of the 1950s and ’60s helped lift Russian literature out of its state of fear and virtual serfdom under Stalin.

His poetry epitomized the setbacks, gains and hopes of the post-Stalin decades in Russia.
Andrei Voznesensky

Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, although she was also an actress, writer, teacher, artist and a campaigner for Aboriginal rights. She became recognised around the world as an outstanding poet. Her Aboriginal upbringing was her main inspiration.

The theme of many of her works is the hope for understanding and peace between black and white Australians. 
Oodgeroo Noonuccal

James Murdoch helped drive sweeping changes in Australia's cultural landscape from the 1960s to the 80s. He contributed to the formative years of the Australian Ballet and the Australia Council, lobbied to establish the Australian Music Centre (serving as first national director).

He was a steadfast advocate of dynamic, living culture: respectful of tradition but determined to animate the present.

James Murdoch

Barbara Blackman is an author, music-lover, essayist, librettist, letter writer and patron of the Arts. Former wife of Charles Blackman, she worked for many years as an artist's model. She has conducted countless interviews for the National Library of Australia's oral history program. In 2006, Blackman was presented with the Australian Contemporary Music 2006 Award for Patronage.

Barbara Blackman

Thomas Shapcott has published 15 collections of poems, as well as eight novels and over 20 libretti. He was Director of the Literature Board of the Australia Council; and the inaugural Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. In 1989 he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to literature and in 2000 he won the Patrick White Award. 

Thomas Shapcott

Charles Blackman is one of Australia’s most significant living artists. A master of modern figurative art, his works have been likened to those of Picasso and Sidney Nolan.

He first came to prominence in the early 1950s when he exhibited his schoolgirl series. Although subsequently his 'Alice in Wonderland' series gave him national acclaim.

Charles Blackman
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