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Warrnambool Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Warrnambool

Warrnambool, a city in Victoria, Australia has produced a number of distinguished and famous people who have made significant contributions to various fields in society. Here is a list of some of these people:

1. Allan McLean: Born in 1840 in Warrnambool, McLean became a prominent politician, serving as the Premier of Victoria from 1899 to 1900. He was instrumental in the introduction of the Electoral Bill 1907 that extended the franchise to women in Victoria.

2. Sir James Darling: Born in Warrnambool in 1889, Darling was a renowned academic, public servant, and Governor of Victoria from 1958 to 1974. He was appointed as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1941 and as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1951 for his contributions to education.

3. Sir Murray Porter: Born in Warrnambool in 1902, Porter was a distinguished lawyer and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was awarded the Knight Bachelor in 1961 for his services to the law in Victoria.

4. Frank Hutchins: Hutchins was a well-known footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club and the Victorian State team. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

5. Norma Crowley: Born in Warrnambool, Crowley was a prominent Australian actress and television personality in the 1950s and 1960s. She appeared in a number of popular TV shows, including "Homicide" and "The Sullivans".

6. Peter Carey: Born in Bacchus Marsh near Warrnambool in 1943, Carey is a celebrated Australian novelist and two-time winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction. His works include "Oscar and Lucinda", "True History of the Kelly Gang", and "Amnesia".

7. Adam Wojcik: Born in Warrnambool in 1975, Wojcik is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club and Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

These are just a few examples of the exceptional individuals who hail from Warrnambool. Their talents and contributions have helped shape the city's legacy and continue to inspire future generations.

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