It was in the 1960s that the Government of Australia felt the need of their revival and took adequate measures for their better living. The population of Australia still remains predominantly European with a small percentage of Asians.
The Australians have excelled in different fields of literature, art and sport. Among the famous people of Australia are Sir Edmund Barton , the first Prime Minister of Australia, a host of noble laureates like Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet (for medicine), John Cornforth (Chemistry), John Carew Eccles (medicine) and Sir Howarth Florey (medicine) among many others. Patrick White has bagged the Noble Prize in literature. Australia is the land of great cricketers. Starting with Sir Donald Bradman , there are many down the line Allan Border, Dennis Lille, Jeff Thomson and Steve Waugh . The country has shown remarkable performance in the field of hockey also. In different meets like the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games Australia has achieved great feat.
The "aboriginals" too have come up carving out a place for themselves in the society. The notable among them are Neville Bonner, the first Aboriginal Senator, Albert Namatzira , the famous painter and Katherine Freeman , the Olympic athlete among many others.