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.