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Adelaide and Surrounds Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Adelaide and Surrounds

  • Donald Bradman: Sir Donald Bradman, widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket, was born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, New South Wales. However, he spent a considerable part of his life in Adelaide, South Australia. Bradman's exceptional batting skills and outstanding records have cemented his legacy as one of the sport's all-time greats.
  • Rupert Murdoch: Born on March 11, 1931, in Melbourne, Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media mogul. He spent his early life in Adelaide before going on to establish a global media empire. Murdoch is the founder and executive chairman of News Corp, which owns various prominent media outlets, including Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times.
  • Catherine Helen Spence: Catherine Helen Spence was a prominent Australian author, social reformer, and political candidate. She was born on October 31, 1825, in Melrose, Scotland, and moved to South Australia with her family in 1839. Spence played a significant role in the women's suffrage movement and is recognized as Australia's first female political candidate.
  • Sir Hans Heysen: Sir Hans Heysen was a renowned German-born Australian landscape artist. Born on October 8, 1877, in Hamburg, Germany, he migrated to South Australia with his family in 1883. Heysen's paintings, particularly of the Australian bush, garnered international recognition and earned him numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
  • Adam Liaw: Adam Liaw, born on September 8, 1978, in Penang, Malaysia, is an Australian lawyer, television presenter, and chef. Raised in Adelaide, he gained fame by winning the second season of MasterChef Australia in 2010. Liaw has since become a popular television personality and author, specializing in Asian cuisine.
  • Julia Watson: Julia Watson, born on April 20, 1929, in Adelaide, is an Australian long-distance swimmer. She achieved worldwide recognition in 1956 as the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. Watson became a symbol of endurance and determination, inspiring many aspiring swimmers around the world.
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