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Canberra Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Canberra

Here is a list of distinguished and famous individuals who were born in the region of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory, Australia:

1. Andrew Barr - Australian politician and former Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory.
2. Kate Lundy - Former Australian politician and a Labor Party member. She served as a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.
3. Simon Corbell - Australian politician and member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.
4. Penny Sharpe - Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Council.
5. Harriet Elphinstone Dick - One of Australia's first women architects and a prominent figure in the early history of Canberra.
6. Robert de Castella - Australian former world champion marathon runner.
7. Craig Lapsley - Australian emergency management expert and former Fire Commissioner of Victoria.
8. Jas H. Duke - Australian artist known for his landscape paintings.
9. Jennifer Bott - Australian singer and songwriter who gained fame as a member of the pop group Girlfriend.
10. Keely Small - Australian middle-distance runner who won a gold medal at the 2019 World Athletics U20 Championships.
11. William Farrer - Australian agronomist and wheat-breeding pioneer, known as the "father of the Australian wheat industry."
12. Jodie Broughton - Rugby league player who has played for various teams, including the Canberra Raiders.
13. Christian Lealiifano - Australian professional rugby union player who has represented the Australian national team, the Wallabies.
14. Patrick Mills - Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
15. Genevieve Monneris - Australian synchronized swimmer who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
16. Tony Lockett - Australian former professional Australian rules footballer, widely regarded as one of the greatest full-forwards in the history of the game.
17. Tim Gavel - Australian sports presenter and commentator, known for his coverage of rugby and other sports.
18. Ian McAllister - Australian political scientist and professor known for his work on public opinion and political behavior.
19. Jack Wighton - Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback for the Canberra Raiders.
20. Dianne Wilson-Wayne - Former Australian politician and member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

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