By peoplestaff225
Updated September 04, 2007 05:00 AM
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Australian families celebrated Father’s Day this past Sunday. To mark the event here is a round up of Australian celebrities who are fathers with their children, including quotes, memorable moments and pictures. The chosen fathers include TV presenters, actors and sportsmen.

AFL player for the Western Bulldogs, Luke Darcy is father to Sam, 4, Sienna, 2, and Will, 5 months. He says that fatherhood is everything and more than he had ever hoped for;

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Kangaroo’s captain Adam Simpson is father to Milla, 4, Allie, 3, and Owen, 10 months. For Adam the best thing about fatherhood is simply having them there with him;

Melbourne forward player Aaron Davey is dad to Atalia, 4, and Mikayla, 3. He says that being a young father is the best decision he ever made.

Carlton player Brendan Fevola is dad to Leni, 1, and Mia, 7, says it’s the simple things that make fatherhood so enjoyable.

Port Adelaide Player Michael Wilson, is father to Noah, 3 1/2, Lucy, 2 1/2, and twins, Tom and Charlie, 9 months. Michael said he expected this father’s day might be big when he wasn’t allowed in the lounge room for a week.

Ian Dickson of Australian Idol, is dad to Esme, 16, and Edie, 14, he says that the only advice he gives them is to follow their dreams.

Other Australian celebrity fathers who are popular with our readers include:

Actor Russell Crowe, who is father to Charlie, 3 1/2, and Tennyson, 1.

Actor Hugh Jackman who is father to Oscar, 7, and Ava, 2.

TV presenter Peter Overton, who became a first time father in January when he and wife, Jessica Rowe, welcomed Allegra Penelope.

Port Adelaide Power player Darryl Wakelin is father to Amelia, 21 months and Gillon, 4 months.

Actor Heath Ledger is father to Matilda Rose, 22 months.

AFL Collingwood captain Nathan Buckley is dad to Jett, 8 months.

Basketballer Scott McGregor is dad to Brodie Andrew, 5 weeks.

TV gardener Jamie Durie, is dad to Taylor, 12.

Soccer player Paul Agostino is father to Mia and Stella.