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Junee Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Junee

1. Frank Gardner (1931 - 2009)

Frank Gardner was an Australian racing driver and Formula One privateer. He was born in Junee and went on to compete in several Formula One World Championship races during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

2. Anne Bennett (1939 - 2013)

Anne Bennett was an Australian poet, artist, and educator. She was born in Junee and became known for her poetry collections, which explored themes of nature, family, and Australian landscapes.

3. Arna Eyers-White

Arna Eyers-White is a former Australian field hockey player. She was born in Junee and represented Australia in international competitions, including the Olympic Games and World Cups.

4. John Holland (1882 - 1975)

John Holland was an Australian pioneer and inventor. He was born in Junee and is best known for his work in developing submarines. Holland's designs greatly influenced the development of modern submarines.

5. James Hildreth (1848 - 1916)

James Hildreth was a notable Australian politician. He was born in Junee and served as a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1898 to 1916.

6. Jim Elphick (1943 - 2020)

Jim Elphick was an Australian rugby league player and coach. He was born in Junee and played for various clubs, including the Newtown Jets and South Sydney Rabbitohs, during his rugby league career.

7. Hazel Hawke (1929 - 2013)

Hazel Hawke was an Australian social activist and former First Lady of Australia. She was born in Junee and actively supported numerous causes, particularly those related to women's rights, indigenous issues, and the arts.

8. Graham "Polly" Farmer (1935-2019)

Graham "Polly" Farmer was an Australian rules footballer, widely considered one of the greatest players in the sport's history. Born in Junee, he played for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and was renowned for his exceptional skills and leadership on the field.

9. Chantelle Newbery (born 1977)

Chantelle Newbery is an Australian former diver and Olympic gold medalist. She was born in Junee and won the gold medal in the women's 10m platform event at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece.

10. Paul Fenech (born 1972)

Paul Fenech is an Australian actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker. Although born in Sydney, he spent part of his childhood in Junee. Fenech is best known for his roles in popular Australian television shows and films, including "Fat Pizza" and "Housos."

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