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Famous Playwrights from Australia

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

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

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  • Dec. at 64 (1907-1972)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Alex Broun
    Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Birthplace: Transvaal Province, South Africa
    • Birthplace: Kalgoorlie, Australia
    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Dec. at 25 (1964-1989)
      • Birthplace: Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
    • Bille Brown
      Dec. at 61 (1952-2013)
      • Birthplace: Biloela, Australia
    • Bob Maza
      Dec. at 60 (1939-2000)
      • Birthplace: Palm Island, Australia
          • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
        • Dorothy Hewett
          Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)
          • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
        • Gwen Meredith
          Dec. at 98 (1907-2006)
          • Birthplace: New South Wales, Australasia, Orange, Australia
        • Hal Porter
          Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)
          • Birthplace: Albert Park, Australia
          • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
        • Dec. at 83 (1917-2000)
          • Birthplace: Yarloop, Australia
          • Jennifer Rankin
            Dec. at 38 (1941-1979)
            • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
          • Dec. at 47 (1935-1982)
            • Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
            • Birthplace: Mount Eliza, Australia
            • Birthplace: Manly, Australia
            • Birthplace: Victoria, Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, Brunswick East
          • Kylie Tennant
            Dec. at 75 (1912-1988)
            • Birthplace: Manly, Australia
            • Birthplace: Murgon, Australia