Dec 262022
Australian National Living Treasure

An Australian National Living Treasure is an Australian who has been recognised for their contribution to the community. The award was established by the National Trust of Australia in 1999 and recipients are honoured with a medal and citation.

THE TITLE OF National Living Treasure is given to a person when they accomplish an outstanding achievement, swelling the country’s consciousness with admiration, pride and acknowledgement.

Over the years the list has changed as people pass away and new ones
are added.

See also Australian National Living Treasures – Current list

 NameA little bit about them . . .
Deceased National Living Treasures (formerly listed)
2000Betty ArchdaleAustralian cricketer, educator
2015Faith BandlerAustralian academic, activist and advocate for Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islander people
2014Jack BrabhamAustralian world champion Formula One driver
2009Nancy Bird WaltonAustralian aviator
1999Arthur BoydAustralian artist
2001Don BradmanAustralian cricketer
2015.Harry ButlerAustralian naturalist and conservationist
2002Ruth CracknellAustralian actress
2015Bart CummingsAustralian racehorse trainer
2002Roden CutlerAustralian World War II hero, Governor of New South Wales
1999Don DunstanAustralian Premier of South Australia, social commentator
2003Slim DustyAustralian singer, entertainer
2015Malcolm FraserPrime Minister of Australia
2013Hazel HawkeAustralian social activist, ex-wife of Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia
2005Donald HorneAustralian academic, writer, author of The Lucky Country
2012Robert HughesAustralian art critic, author
2007Elizabeth JolleyAustralian author
2016Leonie KramerAustralian academic, businesswoman
2012Jimmy LittleIndigenous Australian singer
2015Colleen McCulloughAustralian author
1997Edward (Ted) MatthewsAustralian World War I soldier and last Gallipoli survivor
2000Judith Wright McKinneyAustralian poet
2000Sir Mark OliphantAustralian physicist, Governor of South Australia
2011Margaret OlleyAustralian artist
2000Charles PerkinsAustralian Indigenous Australian leader
2014Peter SculthorpeAustralian musician, composer
1998Mum (Shirl) SmithAboriginal Australian activist
2010Joan SutherlandAustralian opera singer
2007Mavis TaylorAustralian humanitarian
2015Tom UrenAustralian former politician
2003Alan WalkerAustralian social commentator/activist
1999Morris WestAustralian author
2014Gough WhitlamPrime Minister of Australia
2012Margaret WhitlamAustralian social activist, wife of Gough Whitlam former Prime Minister of Australia
2003R. M. WilliamsAustralian businessman
Formerly Listed, but now Removed from National Living Treasures
Date Removed  
2014Rolf HarrisAustralian entertainer
2008Marcus EinfeldDisgraced former judge

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