Famous Historians from Australia

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

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

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  • Alexander William Campbell (26 February 1899 – 16 May 2002) was the final surviving Australian participant of the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. Campbell joined the Australian Army at the age of 16 in 1915, and served as a stores carrier for two months during the fighting at Gallipoli. He was invalided home and discharged in 1916. He later worked in large number of roles, was twice married and had nine children. He is the great-grandfather of actress, singer and model Ruby Rose.
    • Age: Dec. at 103 (1899-2002)
    • Birthplace: Launceston, Australia
  • Alice Garner
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    Alice Miriam Olivia Garner (born 14 September 1969) is an Australian actress, author, musician, teacher and historian. She is the daughter of Australian novelist and screenwriter Helen Garner and writer and actor Bill Garner.
    • Age: 54
  • For the Anglican bishop of Bloemfontein, 1982–1997, see Tom Stanage. Charles Thomas "Tom" Stannage, AM (14 March 1944 – 4 October 2012) was a prominent Western Australian historian, academic, and Australian rules football player. He edited the major work A New History of Western Australia, which was published in 1981. Stannage held a professorship in history at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and was executive dean of humanities at Curtin University.
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • David Andrew Day (born 24 June 1949) is an Australian historian, academic and author.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Edward Duyker (born 21 March 1955) is an Australian historian, biographer and author born in Melbourne.Edward Duyker's books include several ethno-histories – Tribal Guerrillas (1987), The Dutch in Australia (1987) and Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia (1988) – and numerous books dealing with early Australian exploration and natural science, among them biographies of Daniel Solander, Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, Jacques Labillardière, François Péron and Jules Dumont d'Urville.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Melbourne (Australia) based psychoanalyst and historian.