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  1. Apma, Undelya (Minnie) (1909–1990) Arrernte woman and domestic servant
  2. Ballandella (1831–1863) stolen child
  3. Barlow, Billy (1825–1860) Gubbi Gubbi headman and resistance leader
  4. Blackman, Thomas Henry (1843–1920) rural labourer, farmer, and bushrangers’ associate
  5. Bogan, Billy (1860–1900) tracker and fugitive
  6. Brice, Annie (1849–1931) domestic servant
  7. Brooks, Walter Woodman (Jacky) (1906–1968) rugby league footballer
  8. Bungarie, John (1829–1854) native police officer
  9. Bussamarai (1795–1852) Aboriginal resistance leader
  10. Carter, Roland Wenzel (1892–1960) soldier and community leader
  11. Chaseland, Tommy (1800–1869) sealer, whaler, and expatriate
  12. Coomindah, Mary Ann (1865–1929) gdanja (herbalist), healer, and domestic servant
  13. Cooper, Lynch (1906–1971) Yorta Yorta man, professional runner, and house painter
  14. Crow, Jim (1825–1884) guide, host, and symbolic figure
  15. Dalaipi (1795–1863) headman, orator, rainmaker, guide, philosopher, and mediator
  16. Daniels, Dexter/Nubuluna (1936–1999) union organiser and political activist
  17. Dennison, Charles (Charlie) (1846–1956) stockman, horse whisperer, and cultural man
  18. Djimongurr (1910–1969) cultural storyteller, marrkidjbu (healer), and rock art artist
  19. Foley, Shirley (1938–2000) Badtjala (Butchulla) woman and Senior Traditional Owner
  20. Fraser, Eulla/Fulgentius (1899–1967) evangelist, drover and stockman
  21. Gida (1849–1899) mamus (chief) and Wild Australia Show performer
  22. Giles, Biddy/Biyarung (1810–1888) Dharawal woman and cultural leader
  23. Hanley, Kitty (Kate) (1845–1917) Wiradjuri matriarch and midwife
  24. Hippai, Peter (1835–1904) stockman and cultural custodian
  25. Irwin, William Allan (1878–1918) shearer and soldier
  26. Ivaritji (1849–1929) Kaurna elder, Kaurna language speaker, and weaver
  27. Jaminji, Paddy (1912–1996) artist
  28. Kabirriki, Nipper (1910–1987) research collaborator
  29. Kudajarnd (1845–1905) elder, senior law man, and Wild Australia Show performer
  30. Kudnarto (1832–1855) Kaurna and Ngadjuri landholder
  31. Little, James Kunkus (1911–1972) entertainer and gum leaf band player
  32. Little, Jimmy (1937–2012) singer, musician, and philanthropist
  33. Luther, Maurice Jupurrurla (1945–1985) Warlpiri community leader
  34. Matbar, Lallie (1905–1970) Wangkatha woman
  35. Mosby, Harry Walter (1945–1993) railway worker and Paralympian
  36. Mullawallah (1821–1896) Wadawurrung (Wathaurong) ancestor and ambassador, and Burrumbeet Balug Arweet
  37. Multuggerah (1820–1846) Aboriginal warrior, resistance leader, and headman
  38. Mulun, Magdalena (1871–1913) Aboriginal community leader and Christian
  39. Mungo Lady (?–?)
  40. Mungo Man (?–?)
  41. Munns, Oscar John (1906–1982) community leader, stockman, noted athlete
  42. Nayombolmi (1895–1967) rock art artist
  43. Noble, Jack (1855–1935) native police trooper
  44. O'Chin, Andrew (Jack) (1917–1978) Aboriginal community leader and rugby league footballer
  45. Old Moppy (1787–1842) Aboriginal leader, guide, and resistance fighter
  46. Pluto (1869–1916) prospector and mining entrepreneur
  47. Pluto, Kitty (1877–1946) gold miner and prospector
  48. Reys, Frank (1931–1984) jockey
  49. Stafford, Alfred George (Alf) (1906–1996) public servant and sporting personality
  50. Swift, Jenny (1858–1894) missionary and dormitory matron
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