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Bega Valley

New South Wales


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Bega Valley Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Bega Valley

The Bega Valley region in New South Wales, Australia, has been home to numerous distinguished and famous individuals. Here are some of them:

  • Adam Goodes - Born on January 8, 1980, Adam Goodes is an Australian former professional Australian rules footballer who was born in Wallaga Lake (within the Bega Valley region). He played for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). Goodes is a dual Brownlow Medalist and a four-time All-Australian player.
  • Ellen Johnson - Born on October 29, 1805, in Bega, Ellen Johnson was an Australian poet who wrote under the pseudonym "Ellen Percy." She is considered one of the earliest female poets in Australia.
  • John Armstrong - Born on March 8, 1922, in Bega, John Armstrong was an Australian politician. He served as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1953 to 1981, representing various electoral districts.
  • William Burge - Born in Tanja, Australia, on February 6, 1948, William Burge is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He played for the St. George Dragons and Balmain Tigers in the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL).
  • Richard Edmonds - Born on November 12, 1914, in Bega, Richard Edmonds was an Australian cricketer. He played as a right-handed batsman for New South Wales in the early 1940s.
  • Veronica Seton-Williams - Born in Cobargo, Australia, on March 7, 1930, Veronica Seton-Williams was an Australian broadcaster, writer, and presenter. She is best known for presenting the children's program "Play School" on ABC Television.
  • Lyne Strahan - Born in Bega, Lyne Strahan is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in various Australian films and TV shows, including "The Smugglers" and "Water Rats."
  • William Henry Warren - Born in Candelo, Australia, on August 6, 1879, William Henry Warren was an Australian explorer and pastoralist. He led several expeditions, including the first crossing of the Simpson Desert in Central Australia.
  • Kiriaki Bozas - Born on March 20, 1989, in Bega, Kiriaki Bozas is an Australian field hockey player. She has represented Australia at various international tournaments, including the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.
  • Cliff Overton - Born in Tathra, Australia, on July 9, 1915, Cliff Overton was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
  • Susan Moylan-Coombs - Born on May 29, 1959, in Eden, Susan Moylan-Coombs is an Australian Indigenous rights activist, author, and filmmaker. She is known for her advocacy work for the stolen generations.
  • Barrelhouse Chuck - Born inChicago, Illinois, USA, on August 10, 1958, Barrelhouse Chuck (birth name Charles Edward Goering) was an American blues pianist associated with the Bega Valley region. He moved to Australia in 1980 and became a prominent figure in the Australian blues scene.
  • Franklyn Innes - Born in Bega, Franklyn Innes was an Australian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He represented Australia in several international matches throughout his career.
  • Allen Coulter - Born in Bega, Allen Coulter is an Australian-born American television and film director. He has directed episodes of popular TV shows like "The Sopranos" and has also worked on films such as "Hollywoodland."
  • Terence Murray Lewis - Born on June 25, 1928, in Bega, Terence Murray Lewis was an Australian police officer who served as the Commissioner of the Queensland Police. He played a significant role in combating organized crime in the state.
  • David Ellis - Born in Bega, David Ellis is an Australian historian, academic, and author. He has written extensively on Australian history and politics.

These are just a few examples of the many distinguished individuals associated with the Bega Valley region in New South Wales, Australia.

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