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Western Australia Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Western Australia

  • Heath Ledger: Born on April 4, 1979, in Perth, Western Australia, Heath Ledger was an Academy-Award winning actor who gained critical acclaim for his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." Ledger's other notable films include "Brokeback Mountain" and "A Knight's Tale."
  • Turner Hall is a renowned architect from Western Australia who was born in 1884. He played a significant role in creating the unique architectural character of Perth city.
  • Born on August 2, 1976, in Godalming, England, and raised in Western Australia, Sam Worthington is a successful actor known for his roles in movies such as "Avatar," "Terminator Salvation," and "Clash of the Titans."
  • Born in Perth, Western Australia, Sally Morgan is a famous Aboriginal author and artist recognized for her autobiography, "My Place." She has made significant contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture.
  • Born on March 12, 1947, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Johnny Young is a well-known Australian musician, producer, and television personality. He spent his childhood in Perth, Western Australia, and later became popular as the host of the music variety TV show "Young Talent Time."
  • Robert Juniper, born on October 28, 1929, in Merredin, Western Australia, was a distinguished Australian artist. He was known for his exceptional contemporary landscape paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works.
  • Elizabeth Jolley was a prominent author born in Birmingham, England, in 1923. She migrated to Western Australia in 1959 and became an acclaimed novelist, recognized for works like "The Well" and "The Newspaper of Claremont Street."
  • Born on May 18, 1993, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Jessica Watson is a famous Australian sailor hailing from Buderim, Western Australia. She gained international recognition for becoming the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world at the age of 16.
  • Born in 1959, Gottfried Leibbrandt is a notable banker and business executive who hails from Western Australia. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) from 2012 to 2019.
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