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Perth Southeast Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Perth Southeast

1. Tim Winton

Tim Winton is a renowned Australian writer and environmentalist. He was born on August 4, 1960, in Subiaco, which is located in the southeastern region of Perth, Western Australia. Winton has written numerous critically acclaimed novels, including "Cloudstreet" and "Dirt Music." He has received several prestigious awards, including four Miles Franklin Awards, making him one of Australia's most successful and respected authors.

2. Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was an exceptional Australian actor born on April 4, 1979, in Perth, Western Australia. Although his career was tragically cut short, he gained international recognition for his performances in films such as "Brokeback Mountain," "The Dark Knight," and "A Knight's Tale." Ledger's incredible talent and commitment to his craft earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

3. Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson, born on May 18, 1993, is a world-renowned Australian sailor hailing from Buderim, located in the southeastern region of Perth. In 2010, at the age of 16, Watson became the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world. Her incredible achievement earned her recognition globally and inspired many young sailors and adventure enthusiasts.

4. Richard Court

Sir Richard Court is a well-respected Australian politician who served as the Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001. He was born on September 27, 1947, in Nedlands, which is in the southeastern region of Perth. Court's leadership played a crucial role in advancing economic and social reforms in Western Australia during his tenure as Premier.

5. Derrick Ernest Appleby

Derrick Ernest Appleby, born on November 6, 1904, in Katanning, Southeast of Perth, was an influential Australian agriculturist and politician. Known for his dedication to the farming community and sustainable agriculture practices, Appleby played a significant role in the development of agricultural policies in Western Australia. He served as a member of the Legislative Council from 1950 to 1973.

6. Tahnee Atkinson

Tahnee Atkinson is a successful Australian model who rose to fame after winning the fifth cycle of "Australia's Next Top Model" in 2009. She was born on January 31, 1992, in North Beach, located in the southeastern region of Perth. Atkinson's win launched her modeling career, leading her to work with renowned designers and brands worldwide.

7. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is a legendary Australian actor, singer, and producer. While he was not specifically born in Perth Southeast, as he is from Sydney, Jackman spent a significant portion of his childhood in the southeastern suburb of Mount Eliza. Jackman gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of Wolverine in the "X-Men" film series and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

8. John Worsfold

John Worsfold, born on September 25, 1968, in Subiaco, which is located in Perth Southeast, is a highly regarded Australian rules football coach and former player. Worsfold played an instrumental role in leading the West Coast Eagles to two AFL premiership victories in 1992 and 1994. He continued his successful career as a coach, notably guiding the Eagles to their fourth premiership in 2018.

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