/ˈwɪljəmz/ (say 'wilyuhmz)

1. Sir Edward Stratten, 1921–99, Australian lawyer; headed the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drugs 1977–80; Australian of the Year 1982.
2. Francis Edgar, 1893–1943, Australian anthropologist.
3. Fred(erick) Ronald, 1927–82, Australian painter and etcher.
4. Harold John, 1893–1976, Australian baritone opera singer.
5. James, 1796–1828, pioneer of the Australian sugarcane industry, born in the West Indies and transported to NSW in 1819.
6. John Christopher, born 1941 in Australia, English classical guitarist.
7. Maslyn, 1911–99, Australian writer noted for works of fiction and nonfiction regarding Asia.
8. Ralph VaughanVaughan Williams.
9. R(eginald) M(urray), 1908–2003, Australian manufacturer of country-style clothing and shoes.
10. Sir Richard (Dickie), 1890–1980, Australian air marshal and aviation administrator.
11. Robbie (Robert Peter Williams), born 1974, British pop singer.
12. Robin, born 1952, US actor and comedian; films include Dead Poets Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993) and Good Will Hunting (1997).
13. Robyn, born 1944 in England, Australian science journalist and broadcaster.
14. Rowan Douglas, born 1950, British Anglican ecclesiastic; archbishop of Canterbury 2003–13.
15. Serena, born 1981, US tennis player; Wimbledon singles champion 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012.
16. Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams), 1911–83, US dramatist; plays such as The Glass Menagerie (1944) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) examine frustration and tension, especially in the southern US.
17. Thomas, 1815–91, Australian Wesleyan Methodist ecclesiastic, missionary, and anthropologist, born in England.
18. Venus, born 1980, US tennis player, sister and doubles partner of Serena; Wimbledon singles champion 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008.
Fred Williams was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Gallery School there, and later at the Chelsea Art School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. His early works were mostly etchings. From the early 1960s he turned to landscape paintings of the Australian bush, culminating in his last Pilbara series (1979–81). Major exhibitions of Williams' work include `Heroic Landscape: Streeton–Williams' at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1970 and `Fred Williams: Landscapes of a Continent' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1977. He is represented in all major Australian galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victorian and Albert Museum, London.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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