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Greater Hume Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Greater Hume

  • Dr. Alan Mackay-Sim
    - Dr. Alan Mackay-Sim is an Australian scientist who was born in Holbrook, Greater Hume. He gained international recognition for his groundbreaking research in the field of stem cell therapy. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Australian of the Year title for his contributions to the field of science and his advocacy for spinal cord injury research.
  • David Campese
    - David Campese, born in Queanbeyan, Greater Hume, is a former Australian rugby union player. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players of all time. During his career, Campese became a prolific try-scorer and represented Australia in 101 test matches. He played a significant role in the team's success, including winning the Rugby World Cup in 1991.
  • Ellen Ryan
    - Ellen Ryan, born in Table Top, Greater Hume, is a former Australian athlete who specialized in long jump and pentathlon events. She won numerous medals at the Commonwealth Games and represented Australia in the Olympics. Ryan's contributions to athletics earned her a place in the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • Bill Woodfull
    - Bill Woodfull, born in Murringo, Greater Hume, was an Australian cricketer who captained the national team during the infamous "Bodyline" series against England in 1932-33. He was known for his strong batting technique and leadership skills. Woodfull played a significant role in shaping Australian cricket and is considered one of its great pioneers.
  • Patrick White
    - Patrick White was an acclaimed Australian novelist and Nobel Laureate in Literature. While he was not directly associated with Greater Hume, he spent a significant amount of his childhood in the town of Bowna in the region. White's novels, such as "The Tree of Man" and "Voss," are renowned for their insightful portrayal of Australian identity and cultural themes.
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