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Old 03-02-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Has anyone heard of Australian country-music singer "Jamie O'Neal?"

She had some hits here in the late 1990's or early 2000's like "There is no Arizona" and "When I think about angels."
I've got that CD, actually.
Excellent singing-voice, very pretty too...
too bad she didn't come up with any more new material. (or if she did, that it didn't do well?)

*Just wanted to know if she had much fame in Oz, or like quite a few celebrities who mostly become famous in other countries.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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Well as you know if he's doing well he's Aussie, if it ever turns out that he stuffed up, he's kiwi!

If we're going to talk sportsmen and women, then I'd say Jim Stynes is pretty cool and I can't be bothered with footy at all.

Yeah, Cate is awesome! Personally my favorite "celebrity" is Magda though.

You know, I thought of Germaine but didn't really want to get involved in the controversy of mentioning her. AND let's face it anytime someone mentions her there's controversy. She has done some pretty amazing things but I'm not sure that will be remembered now she's become a crusty upper class Pom.
Ooohhh, I said Ms. Greer as a wind-up, but maybe I shouldn't have!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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If your going to have Karl, Then you have to have "Koshie" or "Dicko"?

My picks for greatest aussies.

* Edmund Barton
* Albert Namatjira
Albert Namatjira! Good one. Poor guy though.. at one point, due to his wealth, he was humbugging a lot of rellies (around 500 or more).
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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What happened to Victor?
I deleted his name. Victor Chang was born Chang Yam Him in Shanghai China.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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I deleted his name. Victor Chang was born Chang Yam Him in Shanghai China.
I was wondering though, did you exclude him only because he wasn't born in Australia? I reckon he should be included because Australia was his adopted home and he contributed great things.

Since Oz is essentially a nation largely made up of immigrants, I think you have to include those who were citizens and adopted australia as their home?

But you still can't have Fred! Or Crowded House.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I was wondering though, did you exclude him only because he wasn't born in Australia? I reckon he should be included because Australia was his adopted home and he contributed great things.

Since Oz is essentially a nation largely made up of immigrants, I think you have to include those who were citizens and adopted australia as their home?

But you still can't have Fred! Or Crowded House.
Most of our best known musicians and actors weren't born in Australia. Without them, you'd have to take away:

AC/DC
Easybeats
Crowded House
Cold Chisel
Men at Work
even INXS
Olivia Newton John
John Farnham
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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I was wondering though, did you exclude him only because he wasn't born in Australia? I reckon he should be included because Australia was his adopted home and he contributed great things.

Since Oz is essentially a nation largely made up of immigrants, I think you have to include those who were citizens and adopted australia as their home?

But you still can't have Fred! Or Crowded House.
My mistake.

I just thought this thread was only for those Australian who were born here and Thats why I deleted so many...I had a larger list originally.

If thats not the case? Then Yes he should be included, As well as many other migrants who have contributed to this country.

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of Australian country-music singer "Jamie O'Neal?"

She had some hits here in the late 1990's or early 2000's like "There is no Arizona" and "When I think about angels."
I've got that CD, actually.
Excellent singing-voice, very pretty too...
too bad she didn't come up with any more new material. (or if she did, that it didn't do well?)

*Just wanted to know if she had much fame in Oz, or like quite a few celebrities who mostly become famous in other countries.
Never heard of her. Sorry.
Speaking of never heard of in their own country, do you know Wendy Matthews? Sounds like we swapped you Jamie O'Neal for Wendy.

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Ooohhh, I said Ms. Greer as a wind-up, but maybe I shouldn't have!
Well she might be a crazy old harradin now but she did make a huge impact in her day. Changed a lot of thinking......and then changed it back again!

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I deleted his name. Victor Chang was born Chang Yam Him in Shanghai China.
Pfft! We don't care about that!! Victor is an outstanding Aussie.

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But you still can't have Fred! Or Crowded House.
Wasn't Paul Hester born in Melbourne?
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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She hasn't really shown any of her acting talent since maybe that movie about the news reader and possibly Moulin Rouge.
She may have grown up here but she was born in America and has spent a greater part of her life in America.
Being born here has everything to do with it OR gaining Australian citizenship and contributing to the country. I see her doing very little of that.
Like I said, she's alright, but she's not even in the league of our Greatest Australians.
But she was raised in Sydney, and her parents are Australian. I dont think being born somehwere means anything

I know someone who was born in NYC, but as a small child moved to Georgia. They are definitely not a New Yorker
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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What about?

* John Simpson Kirkpatrick
* Ernest Giles
* Robert O'Hara Burke And William John Wills
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