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Burnie Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Burnie


  • Ricky Ponting - Former Australian cricketer and one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
  • Heath Shaw - Australian rules football player who played for Collingwood and GWS Giants.
  • Grant Birchall - Australian rules football player who played for Hawthorn and Brisbane Lions.


  • Julia Gillard - Former Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013) and the first female to hold the position.
  • Geoff Lyons - Australian politician who represented the Division of Bass in the federal parliament.

Artists and Authors

  • Benjamin Duterrau - Notable Australian colonial artist known for his works depicting Tasmanian Aborigines.
  • Rachel Leary - Artist renowned for her unique clay sculptures and ceramic works.
  • Jackson Williams - Writer and author of various novels including "The Mulching of America" and "Forgotten Children."


  • John Morris - Renowned Australian businessman and owner of the Burnie-based Tasman Group.
  • Simone Ann Lockhart - Recipient of the 2011 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award for her contributions to the community.
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