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Mildura Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Mildura

Mildura, located in Victoria, Australia, has been the birthplace of many distinguished and famous individuals throughout history. The city has produced talented personalities who have made significant contributions in various fields. Here are some notable individuals associated with Mildura:


  • Jason Akermanis - Former professional Australian rules footballer and AFL Premiership player.
  • Lloyd Sherrington - Former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Brisbane Broncos.
  • John Williams - Former professional tennis player who competed in the Australian Open and other Grand Slam events.


  • John Forrest - Served as the first Premier of Western Australia and later as a cabinet minister in the federal government.
  • Susan Ley - Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Farrer since 2001. She served as a Minister in the federal government.

Artists and Creatives

  • Richard Clapton - Australian singer-songwriter known for his influential contributions to Australian rock music.
  • Edward Thring - Noted poet, author, and playwright who published several works during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Scientists and Academics

  • John Long - Paleontologist and author who is renowned for his research on ancient fish and evolutionary theory.
  • Geoffrey Blainey - Prominent Australian historian, academic, and author known for his influential books on Australian history.

Business Leaders

  • The Hon. Tim Fischer - Australian politician and diplomat who also held leadership positions in the business sector, including being Chairman of Tourism Australia.
  • John Hindmarsh - Founder of Beverfarms, a major Australian agribusiness and horticultural producer.

Writers and Journalists

  • Peter Sharpe - Journalist and writer who has worked for major Australian publications and authored multiple non-fiction books.
  • Manuela Darling-Gansser - Renowned Swiss-Australian food and travel writer with various published works.


  • Matthew Quartermaine - Stage and screen actor known for his appearances in Australian television and theatre productions.
  • Andrew O'Keefe - Television presenter and entertainer best known as the host of the game show "Deal or No Deal" and "The Chase Australia".

Philanthropists and Community Leaders

  • Joyce Tweddell - Noted philanthropist and community leader who contributed to various causes in Mildura and the broader region.
  • Janet Dixon - Prominent community leader and advocate for the arts, education, and cultural initiatives.

These are just a few examples of the many notable individuals associated with Mildura, Victoria, Australia. The city has played a significant role in shaping the lives and achievements of its residents, contributing to various fields and industries.

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