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Darwin Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Darwin

Here are some of the distinguished and famous individuals who were born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia according to Wikipedia:

  • Bill Bryson - An American-British author known for his travel books and popular science books.
  • Julia Gillard - The 27th Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013, and the first woman to hold this position.
  • Warwick Thornton - An award-winning Australian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, best known for his film "Samson and Delilah" which won the Camera d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Michael Long - A former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the AFL.
  • Kristy Lee Cook - An American country singer and television personality, known for her participation in the seventh season of American Idol.
  • Rebecca Frith - An Australian actress known for her roles in films such as "Love and Other Catastrophes" (1996) and "The Home Song Stories" (2007).
  • Jimmy Little - An Australian Aboriginal musician, actor, and pastor, known for his contributions to the Australian music industry.
  • Chris Ahrens - An Australian rugby league footballer who played for the Wests Tigers in the NRL.
  • Dick Ward - An Australian politician and member of the Australian Senate representing the Northern Territory from 1996 to 2011.
  • Vika and Linda Bull - Australian vocal duo of Tongan descent, known for their gospel and soul-inspired music.
  • Paul Henderson - The 11th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, serving from 2007 to 2012.
  • Gower Wilson - An Australian politician who served as the Mayor of Darwin from 1980 to 1983.
  • Brooke Neindorf - An Australian journalist and television presenter for ABC News.
  • Emily Gapara - An Australian actress and singer, known for her work in Indigenous theatre and film.
  • Margie Abbott - The wife of former Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott.

Please note that this is just a selection of famous individuals associated with Darwin, and there are many others who have made valuable contributions in various fields as well.

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