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Gerald Mellor Haynes (1911–1999), naval officer and business manager, written by Aaron Pegram 

Hugh Rowlands Gough (1905–1997), Anglican archbishop, written by Stephen Tong

Helen Muir Bearpark (1942–1996), psychologist and sleep researcher, written by Judith Dwyer 

Francis (Frank) Joseph Hoddinott (1913–1997), soldier, written by Anthony Staunton

Richard Darrell Lumb (1934–1997), constitutional lawyer and professor of law, written by Paul Sayer

Oscar John Munns (c. 1906–1982), Goongarie (Gunggari) man, stockman, athlete, and respected member of the Woorabinda Aboriginal Settlement in Queensland, written by Gary Osmond 

Biyarung (c. 1810s–1888), more frequently known as Biddy Giles, Dharawal woman and knowledge holder, also known as Biara and Granny Giles, written by Kodie Mason

Price, James Robert (1912–1999), organic chemist and science administrator, written by Tom Spurling

Lerew, John Margrave (1912–1996), air force officer and international aviation administrator, written by John Moremon