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Armidale Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Armidale

Armidale, located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia, has been the birthplace and home of numerous distinguished individuals. Here are some famous personalities associated with Armidale:


  • Matthew Englezou - Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).
  • Tom Gorman - former professional rugby league footballer who played for the North Sydney Bears and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League (NRL).

Writers and Academics

  • David Malouf - renowned Australian author and poet who has won multiple literary awards, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
  • Thomas Keneally - acclaimed Australian novelist, playwright, and author of "Schindler's Ark" which was adapted into the award-winning film "Schindler's List".
  • Bronwyn Bancroft - prominent Australian artist, illustrator, and children's book author.
  • Matthew Condon - prominent Australian journalist and author known for his crime fiction and true crime books.
  • Geoffrey Dutton - respected Australian author, poet, and publisher.

Performing Artists

  • Peter Cousens - Australian singer, actor, and film director known for his roles in musical theatre productions.
  • John Hoffman - actor who has appeared in numerous Australian television shows and films.
  • Elise McCann - actress and singer who gained recognition for her role as Miss Honey in the Australian production of the musical "Matilda".

Politicians and Public Figures

  • John Anderson - former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the National Party of Australia from 1999 to 2005.
  • Philip Ruddock - long-serving Australian politician who held various ministerial positions, including Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.
  • Tony Windsor - former independent Member of Parliament (MP) who held the seat of New England from 2001 to 2013.

Scientists and Researchers

  • George Miller - medical researcher known for his pioneering work on scientific approaches to understanding fatigue and sleep disorders.

Business Figures

  • Michael Egan - former New South Wales Treasurer and Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

This list represents just a few of the many talented individuals hailing from Armidale, New South Wales. The city's vibrant community has produced individuals across various fields who have achieved great success and recognition in their respective endeavors.

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