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Separating the myths, mysteries, facts and fictions of some lesser-known Australian superstars.

Never backwards in putting ourselves forwards, we’re proud of Australian overachievers, and generally happy for the world to know it. But sometimes our superstars evade our national gaze, instead finding renown abroad, in isolation, or long after their pivotal achievements are crumpled in the pages of yesterday’s news. Here we examine the extraordinary lives of some oft-overlooked Australian icons, and pay tribute to the impacts and impressions they made.

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