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  1. Yoolpee, Moses (1865–1940) Karuwali–Mithaka elder and stockman
  2. Yonki Yonka (1823–1846) shepherd and sailor
  3. Yanggendyinanyuk (1834–1886) tracker, cricketer, and cultural exponent
  4. Yamurra (1863–?) Wild Australia Show performer
  5. Woretemoeteryenner (1795–1847) palawa woman
  6. Whye, Alfred Ernest (1882–1969) soldier, expatriate, and railway worker
  7. Welch, Maria (1834–1909) Kaurna matriarch
  8. Wavehill, Ronnie (1936–2020) stockman and storyteller
  9. Ware, Uruba Demag (Demaga) (1857–1915) pioneer of Wag
  10. Ware, Elia (1911–1987) soldier and Torres Strait Islander activist
  11. Turandurey (1806–?) Wiradjuri woman, guide, and interpreter
  12. Tongerlongeter (1790–1837) warrior and leader
  13. Tjapaltjarri, Namarari (Mick) (1923–1998) Pintupi man and artist
  14. Timms, Freddie Ngarrmaliny Janama (1946–2017) stockman, artist, and broker
  15. Thomas, Juluma Rover (1926–1998) stockman, dreamer, and artist
  16. Tarra Bobby (1834–1874) lewin (messenger) and cultural mediator
  17. Tanganutara (Sarah) (1805–1858) palawa woman
  18. Swift, Paddy (1848–1922) stockman, horse breaker and trainer, and missionary
  19. Swift, Jenny (1858–1894) missionary and dormitory matron
  20. Stafford, Alfred George (Alf) (1906–1996) public servant and sporting personality
  21. Rodriguez, Mary Catherine (Katie) (1920–1994) Catholic novice, cook and domestic
  22. Reys, Frank (1931–1984) jockey
  23. Pluto, Kitty (1877–1946) gold miner and prospector
  24. Pluto (1869–1916) prospector and mining entrepreneur
  25. Old Moppy (1787–1842) Aboriginal leader, guide, and resistance fighter
  26. O'Chin, Andrew (Jack) (1917–1978) Aboriginal community leader and rugby league footballer
  27. Noble, Jack (1855–1935) native police trooper
  28. Ngumundi (1780–1845) Kabi Kabi headman
  29. Nayombolmi (1895–1967) rock art artist
  30. Munns, Oscar John (1906–1982) community leader, stockman, noted athlete
  31. Mungo Man (?–?)
  32. Mungo Lady (?–?)
  33. Mulun, Magdalena (1871–1913) Aboriginal community leader and Christian
  34. Multuggerah (1820–1846) Aboriginal warrior, resistance leader, and headman
  35. Mullawallah (1821–1896) Wadawurrung (Wathaurong) ancestor and ambassador, and Burrumbeet Balug Arweet
  36. Mosby, Harry Walter (1945–1993) railway worker and Paralympian
  37. McKenzie, Queenie Mingmarriya Nakarra (1915–1998) law woman, leader, and artist
  38. Matbar, Lallie (1905–1970) Wangkatha woman
  39. Luther, Maurice Jupurrurla (1945–1985) Warlpiri community leader
  40. Little, Jimmy (1937–2012) singer, musician, and philanthropist
  41. Little, James Kunkus (1911–1972) entertainer and gum leaf band player
  42. Kurringy (1798–1870) Aboriginal resistance leader, sailor, and sealer
  43. Kudnarto (1832–1855) Kaurna and Ngadjuri landholder
  44. Kudajarnd (1845–1905) elder, senior law man, and Wild Australia Show performer
  45. Kabirriki, Nipper (1910–1987) research collaborator
  46. Jaminji, Paddy (1912–1996) artist
  47. Ivaritji (1849–1929) Kaurna elder, Kaurna language speaker, and weaver
  48. Irwin, William Allan (1878–1918) shearer and soldier
  49. Hippai, Peter (1835–1904) stockman and cultural custodian
  50. Hanley, Kitty (Kate) (1845–1917) Wiradjuri matriarch and midwife
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