Sydneysider | Cockroach Reference Guide


A person hailing from Sydney is a Sydneysider with people from the state of New South Wales are Cockroaches.

State knicknames: Western Australia (Perth): Sandgroper, South Australia (Adelaide): Crow Eater, New South Wales (Sydney): Cockroach & Sydneysider, Queensland (Brisbane): Cane Toad & Brisburnian, Northern Territory (Darwin): Territorian & Darwinian, Tasmania: Tasmanian & Victoria: Mexican & Melburnian


 ◉ Alan Dargin
Alan Dargin (b. July 13, 1967; d. February 24, 2008) was a didgeridoo player from Wee Waa, New South Wales, Australia. He started learning the instrument at age five, being taught by his grandfather. His sig ..

 ◉ Alex Dimitriades
Alex Dimitriades (born 28 December 1973) is an Australian film and television actor. Dimitriades was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the son of first generation Greek immigrants. He grew up in Ea ..

 ◉ Andrew Denton
Andrew Christopher Denton (born 4 May 1960) is an Australian comedian and Gold Logie nominated television presenter, the host of the ABCs weekly interview program Enough Rope. He is known as one of Australias m ..

 ◉ Antonia Kidman
Antonia Kidman (born 1970 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian journalist and the younger sister of actress Nicole Kidman. Born in Melbourne, her family moved to Sydney when she was two. She attended Mo ..

 ◉ Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson (17 February 1864 - 5 February 1941), more affectionately referred as Banjo Paterson, was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author, widely renowned for his poems Waltzing Matilda ..

 ◉ Bill Brown
Bill Brown (July 31, 1912 - March 16, 2008) The cricketing community is mourning the death of one of Australias test greats, Bill Brown, after he passed away aged 95. Born in Toowoomba in 1912, Brown move ..

 ◉ Biography Search-Sydney-IMDb
IMDb - Earths biggest movie database listing of actors actress and directors with an association with Sydney and New South Wales. The associations include born or died in Sydney. The classification of "actor ..

 ◉ Casey Donovan
Casey Lee Donovan (born May 13, 1988) is an Australian singer and the youngest winner of the Idol series anywhere in the world, winning the second season of Australian Idol, at the age of 16. Donovan came fr ..

 ◉ Chris Abrahams
Chris Abrahams (born 1961 in New Zealand) is a Sydney-based pianist, best known for his jazz work. He first came to public attention with the formation of the Benders in the early eighties. During this time ..

 ◉ Dame Joan Sutherland
Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano. She is particularly noted for her contribution to the bel canto renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s. Sut ..

 ◉ Dawn Fraser
Dawn Fraser is considered by many Australias greatest Olympian. In November 1999, Dawn was awarded "World Athlete of the Century" at the World Sport Awards in Vienna. In the same year was also awarded "Athle ..

 ◉ Dr Victor Chang
Doctor Victor Peter Chang AC (21 November 1936-4 July 1991) was a Chinese-Australian heart surgeon, and one of the pioneers of modern heart transplantation. Born in Shanghai to Australian-born Chinese parent ..

 ◉ Frank Bennett
Frank Bennett (born David Wray in 1959 in Sydney, Australia, ) is an Australian jazz singer whose stage name is formed from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. His vocal style is clearly influenced by these two ..

 ◉ Fred Hollows
Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was a New Zealand-born ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for countless thousands of people in Australia and many other countries. It has been estima ..

 ◉ Gough Whitlam
Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (pronounced "Goff") became Australias 21st Prime Minister on 5 December 1972. A member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), Whitlam en ..

 ◉ Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson (17 June 1867 - 2 September 1922) Henry Lawson is one of Australias best known writers. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction wr ..

 ◉ Jane McGrath
Jane Louise McGrath (nee Steele), was born May 4, 1966 and passed away June 22, 2008 (aged 42) in her Cronulla home in New South Wales, Australia. Known as a devoted Cancer support campaigner and for her mar ..

 ◉ Jeff Fenech
Jeff Fenech aka The Marrickville Mauler (born May 28, 1964 in Marrickville, Sydney, Australia) is an Australian of Maltese parents, a former boxer and current boxing trainer. Fenech had a stellar amateur car ..

 ◉ Jeff Harding
Jeff Harding (born February 5, 1965 in Sydney) was a world champion boxer from Australia, known as "Hit Man". Jeff lived in South Grafton N.S.W. Australia and was a student at South Grafton High School. He trai ..

 ◉ Joern Utzon
Joern Utzon, the visionary Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House, has died. Utzon, 90, who won a competition to design the Opera House in 1956, died of a heart attack early on Saturday (27 Nov ..

 ◉ Joh Bailey
Joh Bailey is an Australian hair stylist based in Sydney. His career has spanned 20 years and he has had considerable success, with high-profile clientele and a chain of self-branded salons. Bailey has r ..

 ◉ John Howard | Actor
John Howard (born 22 October 1952 in Corowa, New South Wales) is an Australian stage and screen actor. He is best known for his appearances in the film The Club, the Australian comedy film, The Crop and the ..

 ◉ John Howard | Prime Minister
(Former Australian Prime Minister) John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second-longest serving Australian Prime ..

 ◉ Mel Gibson
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker (screenwriter, producer, and director). Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York. After his American family moved to Australia ..

 ◉ Michael Pate
Michael Pate (26 February 1920 - 1 September 2008) was an Australian actor and writer. Pate was born on 26 February 1920 in Drummoyne, Sydney. In 1938, he became a writer and broadcaster for the Australian B ..

 ◉ Neville Bonner AO
In his own words New South Wales-born Neville Bonner was educated in the school of hard knocks and he certainly came up the hard way, with a minimum of formal schooling. Yet the quietly spoken, articulate Ne ..

 ◉ Nicole Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian actress and occasional singer. In 2006, she became the highest paid actress in the film industry. In the same year, Kidman wa ..

 ◉ Norm ONeill
Norm ONeill (February 19, 1937 - March 3, 2008) Former Australian cricketer Norm ONeill played 42 Tests in the 1950 and 1960s, in which he scored 2779 runs at 45.55, with six centuries and a highest score of ..

 ◉ Notable Sydneysiders
The following is a List of notable Sydneysiders who come from or who have significant associations with Sydney, Australia: A person from Sydney is a Sydneysider, or the variant spelling Sydney-sider. ALau ..

 ◉ Paul Charles William Davies
Paul Charles William Davies (born April 22, 1946) is a British-born physicist, writer and broadcaster, presently a professor at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamenta ..

 ◉ Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan is one of Australias best known and loved actors known for his television comedy shows and Crocodile Dundee, for which he won a Golden Globe award. Hogan was born on 8th October 1939 in Lightning ..

 ◉ Paul Keating
Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, from 1991 to 1996. He came to prominence as the reformist Treasurer in the Hawke government from 1983. As Prime Minister, he ..

 ◉ Peter Doyle
Dr Peter Doyle, BA, Phd (born 1951 Maroubra, Sydney, New South Wales) is a doctor of Media and Mass Communications, author, musician, and visual artist. He lives in Newtown, and works for Macquarie Universit ..

 ◉ Peter Garrett, AM, MP
Peter Garrett was born in Sydney and attended Barker College in Hornsby before studying arts/law at the University of New South Wales. Elected as Labor Member for Kingsford Smith at the 2004 federal election ..

 ◉ Peter Greenwood
Peter Greenwood (born October 17, 1962 in Sydney, Australia) is an actor and voice actor who has also been involved in crew work, special effects, and the art departments for various TV shows and cartoons. H ..

 ◉ Robert Ampt
Robert Ampt has been the Sydney City Organist since his return from Vienna to Australia in 1978, after four years of study with Anton Heller. A former teacher/lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney Un ..

 ◉ Robert Luketic
Robert Luketic (born 1973) is a Sydney-born film director. He directed the films Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Legally Blonde, Monster in Law and 21. Born in Sydney from an Italian mother and Croatian fathe ..

 ◉ Rose Tattoo
Rose Tattoo led by Angry Anderson was an Australian hard rock band, . Their sound is mixed with blues rock influences. Among their best known songs are "We Cant Be Beaten", "Scarred for Life", "Rock n Roll ..

 ◉ Ruth Park
Ruth Park (24 August 1917 - 16 December 2010) was one of Australias most-loved and awarded authors, the author of the highly acclaimed The Harp in the South and The Muddleheaded Wombat. Park wa ..

 ◉ Sarah Blasko
Sarah Blasko (born September 23, 1976) is an ARIA Award winning Australian musician. She was born in Sydney soon after her family returned from French-speaking Reunion where her parents had been missionaries ..

 ◉ Sir Donald Bradman
Sir Donald George Bradman (born in the western N.S.W. town of Cootamundra on 27 August 1908) is an Australian sporting legend. No other sportsperson in Australian history has captured the respect and admirat ..

 ◉ Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was a popular Australian television series for children telling the adventures of a young boy and his intelligent pet kangaroo, in the Waratah National Park, near Sydney, New South Wale ..

 ◉ Toni Collette
Toni Collette was born Antonia Collette in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales. When Collette was eleven years old she faked appendicitis out of boredom and longing for attention. She was so convincing that doct ..