Famous Educators from Australia

List of notable or famous educators from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top educators born in Australia and even some popular educators who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian educators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These educators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known educator from Australia is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Silma Ihram to Paul Davies.

This historic educators from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian educators of note?" and "Who are the most famous educators from Australia?" These prominent educators of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian educators.

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  • Dorothy Auchterlonie
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    Dorothy Auchterlonie AO (also known as Dorothy Green) (28 May 1915 – 21 February 1991) was an English-born Australian academic, literary critic and poet.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1915-1991)
    • Birthplace: North East England, City of Sunderland, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Sunderland
  • Peter Drew Hutton (born 1947) is an Australian activist, academic, campaigner and past political candidate. Hutton co-founded the Queensland Greens (in 1990) and Australian Greens (in 1991) and ran in elections in Queensland and Australia at all three levels of government.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Chinchilla, Australia
  • Elsdon Storey is an Australian neurologist, former Rhodes Scholar & Professor of Neurology at Monash University. His clinical and research interests are in neurogenetics (especially the hereditary ataxias) and behavioural neurology (especially the dementias). After clinical neurology training in Oxford and Melbourne, and research training at Oxford, Massachusetts General Hospital and with Colin Masters at Melbourne University, Elsdon Storey was appointed as the first Van Cleef Roet Professor of Neuroscience at Monash in 1996. He is also Head of the Alfred Neurology Unit. He is on the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists as Neurology Co-Editor of their ...more
  • Faye Marles is an Australian Educator.
    • Age: 97
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Graham Jenkin is an Australian poet, historian, composer, and educator. Graham Jenkin was born in Adelaide and educated at various country schools and at Prince Alfred College, Wattle Park Teachers College, and the University of Adelaide. He spent two years working as a jackeroo on stations in northern South Australia. In 1961, he founded the Tea and Damper Club which was devoted to the preservation of Australian folklore, music and poetry. From 1963 to 1965, he was Head Teacher of Coober Pedy Primary School. In 1966, Graham Jenkin was appointed as a lecturer at Wattle Park Teachers College and then its successor institution the University of South Australia. In 1968 Graham Jenkin, together ...more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
  • Henry Kingsley Archdall (2 March 1886 – 27 February 1976) was an Australian academic and clergyman. After teaching at Cambridge University, in Australia and in New Zealand, he became Principal of St David's College, Lampeter and Chancellor of St David's Cathedral, then headmaster of King's College, Auckland.
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1886-1976)
    • Birthplace: Balmain, Sydney, Australia