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New South Wales


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Central Tablelands Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Central Tablelands

The Central Tablelands region in New South Wales, Australia, has been the birthplace of many distinguished and famous individuals who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. According to verified information from Wikipedia, here are some notable personalities associated with this area:

1. Sir Henry Parkes (27 May 1815 – 27 April 1896) – Sir Parkes was a statesman and politician who is considered the "Father of Federation" in Australia. He was born in Canley Vale, near Liverpool, which is now part of the Central Tablelands region.

2. Banjo Paterson (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) – Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson was a renowned Australian bush poet, journalist, and author. He was born at Narrambla, near Orange, which falls within the borders of the Central Tablelands.

3. Dame Joan Sutherland (7 November 1926 – 10 October 2010) – Dame Joan Sutherland was an internationally acclaimed operatic soprano, often referred to as La Stupenda. She hailed from Mittagong, a town located in the Southern Highlands region, which is considered part of the Central Tablelands.

4. The Hon. Tony Windsor (2 March 1950 – present) – Tony Windsor is an Australian politician who served as the independent member for New England in the Australian House of Representatives. He was born in Wauchope, a town situated on the fringes of the Central Tablelands.

5. Sir Donald Bradman (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001) – Sir Donald Bradman was an iconic Australian cricketer, widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. He was born in Cootamundra, which lies to the west of the Central Tablelands region.

6. Reginald Innes Pocock (4 March 1863 – 9 August 1947) – Reginald Innes Pocock was a British zoologist and expert on mammals, particularly known for his studies on big cats such as lions and tigers. He was born in Clifton, in the Blue Mountains area that forms part of the Central Tablelands.

7. Essie Davis (7 January 1970 – present) – Essie Davis is an Australian actress known for her roles in both film and television. She was born in Hobart, Tasmania, but grew up in the Central Tablelands region.

8. The Hon. Richard Laming (29 June 1959 – present) – Richard Laming is an Australian politician who has served as the member for Upper Hunter in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He was born in Lithgow, a town located in the Central Tablelands.

9. Sir Frank Packer (7 December 1906 – 1 May 1974) – Sir Frank Packer was an Australian media proprietor, best known as the father of Kerry Packer and founder of the media company Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. He was born in Bowral, situated in the Southern Highlands within the Central Tablelands region.

10. Sister Mary Ignatius Davis (4 March 1920 – 12 July 2018) – Sister Mary Ignatius Davis was an Australian nun and educator, known for her contributions to Catholic education in New South Wales. She was born in Oberon, a town located within the Central Tablelands.

These distinguished individuals, along with numerous others, have left their mark on various facets of society and continue to inspire future generations with their achievements. The Central Tablelands region of New South Wales is proud to have been the birthplace or associated with such illustrious personalities.

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