I've noticed we have quite a diversity of cultures throughout Star Trek canon, but I can't recall any characters who were (in-universe) from Australia. Are there any Australian characters in Star Trek?

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    If you drop by Canada for the filming of the new Trek series and manage to become an extra, then you can be its Australian character. ;-)
    – Praxis
    Jun 15, 2016 at 3:04
  • @Praxis sounds like an important action to take to correct this massive oversight! Jun 15, 2016 at 3:06
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    @amaranth : Born in Australia, settled on Omicron Theta. ;-)
    – Praxis
    Jun 15, 2016 at 3:10
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    They all boldly bloody went to the beach mate. Jun 15, 2016 at 8:34
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    I started a petition in the hopes of an Australian main character to be included in the new series, Star Trek: Discovery. I reckon it will be something new and fresh and if done right, relatable to those Australian Trekkies. Here's the link to the petition: change.org/p/…
    – user71341
    Sep 10, 2016 at 2:19

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The Star Trek transcripts at Chakoteya.net mention only one fictional character from Australia. Any Terrans with unspecified places of birth could potentially have been born in Australia, but there’s no way to know for sure which ones.

Hoshi Sato’s pen pal

Hoshi Sato had a pen pal from Brisbane. From the transcript to the Enterprise episode, “Dear Doctor”:

Hoshi: I had a pen pal once when I was twelve, from Brisbane, Australia, and I loved getting her letters. It was like this little window into distant places with strange sounding names.

Her pen pal presumably would have been born around the year 2129, the year that Hoshi was born.

Real-life people

There could be any number of real-life Australians who are known to exist in the Star Trek universe. Only one such person’s place of birth was mentioned in a script:

Errol Flynn, a real-life actor from Australia, was mentioned in the Deep Space Nine episode, “Past Tense, part II”. From the transcript:

Biddle Coleridge: Errol Flynn was born in Tasmania. Look, you guys go where you want and I’ll go where I want, all right?

The Australian Aborigines were mentioned in the Voyager episode, “Waking Moments”.

  • "Strange sounding names..." - is Hoshi casting aspersions about our accents?! Jun 15, 2016 at 3:11
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    @OftenRight Wollongong, Meekatharra, Warrnambool ... I rest my case.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jun 15, 2016 at 10:17
  • I suppose it's possible that a personnel log seen on-screen lists Australia for someone, somewhere, or there could be an oblique reference to Australia that no one has recorded on Memory Alpha.
    – Molag Bal
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:02

Australian actor Wendy Hughes used her own Australian accent when she played Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren in Next Generation Season Six, Episode 19, so I just assumed her character was also Australian.



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While it is not established on-screen, and the canonicity is dubious:

Kyle was born on Earth. According to the comic book "Who's Who in Star Trek 1", he was born in Adelaide, Australia and his father was a sales representative for one of Earth's largest transportation companies. The novel Traitor Winds established his birthplace as Sydney, Australia.

However, there are contrary citations:

For the Animated Series, he had a mustache and was voiced by James Doohan. The script for "Beyond the Farthest Star" mentioned that the character had to be voiced with a British accent.

The video game Star Trek: Starship Creator mentioned that he was born in Sheffield, England in 2241.

Other characters appearing only in licensed novels or video games originated in Australia: Tricia Cadwallader, Lester Foster, and Galarrwuy Nayingul.

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