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Kyabram Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Kyabram

1. Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman AC (1908–2001) was an Australian cricketer widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. He was born in Kyabram and gained international fame for his extraordinary batting skills.

2. Geoff Handbury

Geoffrey Maurice Handbury AO (1930–2011) was an Australian media mogul and philanthropist born in Kyabram. He was the founder of the Handbury Group, which includes the publishing company ZZZZ FM and the regional television station GTS/BKN.

3. Sir John Monash

Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD (1865–1931) was an Australian engineer, military leader, and public servant. While not born in Kyabram, he spent a significant part of his childhood there, where his father owned a store. Monash went on to become a distinguished military commander during World War I and later served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

4. Tim Holding

Timothy John "Tim" Holding (born 1972) is an Australian politician who served as a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1999 to 2012. He was born in Kyabram and represented the Australian Labor Party during his political career.

5. Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan (born 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was born in Kyabram and had a successful career as a midfielder in the 1970s.

6. Leanne Puglisi

Leanne Puglisi is an Australian professional golfer who played on the Ladies European Tour. She was born in Kyabram and represented Australia in various international golf tournaments.

7. Benalla Whittlesea

Benalla Whittlesea (born 1961) is a former Australian rules football player who played for the Sydney Swans in the VFL. He was born in Kyabram and had a successful career as a key position player.

8. Paul Newman

Paul Newman (1932–2018) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn Football Club in the VFL. He was born in Kyabram and had a notable career as a ruckman in the 1950s and 1960s.

9. John Harms

John Harms is an Australian author, journalist, and sports commentator. He was born in Kyabram and has written several books on Australian rules football and cricket.

10. Leanna Walsman

Leanna Walsman (born 1979) is an Australian actress known for her roles in movies and television series such as "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" and "Offspring." She was born in Kyabram and started her acting career at a young age.

11. Don McRae

Donald McRae (1937–2020) was an Australian politician and member of the Victorian Legislative Council. He represented the Nationals and served as Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs. He was born in Kyabram and played a significant role in advocating for rural communities.

12. Alan McDonald

Alan McDonald is an Australian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of 127 in 1987. He was born in Kyabram and competed in various international tennis tournaments.

13. Jack Versteden

Jack Versteden (1904–1990) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club in the VFL. He was born in Kyabram and had a successful career as a full-back.

14. Rick Ladson

Rick Ladson (born 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn Football Club in the VFL. He was born in Kyabram and won a premiership with the club in 2008.

15. Julie O'Neill

Julie O'Neill is an Australian politician who served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 2010 to 2013. She was born in Kyabram and represented the Australian Labor Party during her time in parliament.

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