Carol Jerrems (1949-1980) is another Australian photographer that I have recently discovered and admire. She spent much of the 70s photographing counter-culture in suburban Sydney and Melbourne, mostly photographing herself and friends in both contrived and more relaxed settings. What's particularly interesting to me is that her work still looks quite contemporary, particularly when compared to today's photographers who work with film and/or use vintage processing techniques.
Jerrems died, aged 31 years, of a rare blood disorder. She documented her short illness on film and donated all her work to the Australian National Archive after her death.