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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. Cooper, Lynch (1906–1971) Yorta Yorta man, professional runner, and house painter
  13. Crow, Jim (1825–1884) guide, host, and symbolic figure
  14. Dalaipi (1795–1863) headman, orator, rainmaker, guide, philosopher, and mediator
  15. Dennison, Charles (Charlie) (1846–1956) stockman, horse whisperer, and cultural man
  16. Djimongurr (1910–1969) cultural storyteller, marrkidjbu (healer), and rock art artist
  17. Foley, Shirley (1938–2000) Badtjala (Butchulla) woman and Senior Traditional Owner
  18. Fraser, Eulla/Fulgentius (1899–1967) evangelist, drover and stockman
  19. Gida (1849–1899) mamus (chief) and Wild Australia Show performer
  20. Hanley, Kitty (Kate) (1845–1917) Wiradjuri matriarch and midwife
  21. Hippai, Peter (1835–1904) stockman and cultural custodian
  22. Irwin, William Allan (1878–1918) shearer and soldier
  23. Ivaritji (1849–1929) Kaurna elder, Kaurna language speaker, and weaver
  24. Jaminji, Paddy (1912–1996) artist
  25. Kabirriki, Nipper (1910–1987) research collaborator
  26. Kudajarnd (1845–1905) elder, senior law man, and Wild Australia Show performer
  27. Kudnarto (1832–1855) Kaurna and Ngadjuri landholder
  28. Little, James Kunkus (1911–1972) entertainer and gum leaf band player
  29. Little, Jimmy (1937–2012) singer, musician, and philanthropist
  30. Luther, Maurice Jupurrurla (1945–1985) Warlpiri community leader
  31. Matbar, Lallie (1905–1970) Wangkatha woman
  32. Mosby, Harry Walter (1945–1993) railway worker and Paralympian
  33. Mullawallah (1821–1896) Wadawurrung (Wathaurong) ancestor and ambassador, and Burrumbeet Balug Arweet
  34. Multuggerah (1820–1846) Aboriginal warrior, resistance leader, and headman
  35. Mulun, Magdalena (1871–1913) Aboriginal community leader and Christian
  36. Mungo Lady (?–?)
  37. Mungo Man (?–?)
  38. Nayombolmi (1895–1967) rock art artist
  39. Noble, Jack (1855–1935) native police trooper
  40. Nubuluna/Daniels, Dexter (1936–1999) union organiser and political activist
  41. O'Chin, Andrew (Jack) (1917–1978) Aboriginal community leader and rugby league footballer
  42. Old Moppy (1787–1842) Aboriginal leader, guide, and resistance fighter
  43. Pluto (1869–1916) prospector and mining entrepreneur
  44. Pluto, Kitty (1877–1946) gold miner and prospector
  45. Reys, Frank (1931–1984) jockey
  46. Stafford, Alfred George (Alf) (1906–1996) public servant and sporting personality
  47. Swift, Jenny (1858–1894) missionary and dormitory matron
  48. Swift, Paddy (1848–1922) stockman, horse breaker and trainer, and missionary
  49. Tarra Bobby (1834–1874) lewin (messenger) and cultural mediator
  50. Turandurey (1806–?) Wiradjuri woman, guide, and interpreter
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