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Waratah Wynyard Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Waratah Wynyard

Joseph Aloysius Lyons

Joseph Aloysius Lyons (1879-1939) was an Australian politician who served as the 10th Prime Minister of Australia from 1932 until his death in 1939. He was born in Stanley, which is now part of the Waratah Wynyard region. Lyons played a significant role in Australian politics and was a member of the Australian Labor Party before forming his own party, the United Australia Party, which later became the Liberal Party of Australia.

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan (born 1961) is a renowned Australian novelist and screenwriter. He was born in Longford, Tasmania, which is also part of the Waratah Wynyard region. Flanagan has won several prestigious literary awards including the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2014 for his novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North." He is known for his powerful storytelling and for exploring themes related to his Tasmanian heritage.

Simon Baker

Simon Baker (born 1969) is an Australian actor and director, best known for his role as Patrick Jane in the TV series "The Mentalist." He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, which is near the Waratah Wynyard region. Baker has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career and has also appeared in films such as "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Margin Call."

Briony Williams

Briony Williams (born 1995) is an Australian cricketer who represents the national women's cricket team. She was born in Burnie, Tasmania, which is part of the Waratah Wynyard region. Williams is an accomplished batter and has played a key role in several international cricket matches. She has been praised for her technique and contributions to the sport.

Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson (born 1975), commonly known as "Richo," is a former Australian rules football player who had a highly successful career with the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was born in Devonport, Tasmania, which is also close to the Waratah Wynyard region. Richardson is one of the most prolific goal-kickers in AFL history and was a beloved figure among fans.

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View from the Table Cape lookout towards Wynyard thanks to Gary Houston