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Temora Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Temora

Temora, a town situated in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, is known for its distinguished and famous people who have contributed significantly to various fields. Let's take a look at some of them.

1. Sid Barnes:
Sidney George Barnes, popularly known as Sid Barnes, was an Australian cricketer who played 13 Test matches for Australia. Born in Temora in 1916, Barnes played a significant role in Australia's successful 1948 tour of England, which is known as The Invincibles. He is considered one of Australia's finest cricketers.

2. Sir William Hudson:
Sir William Hudson was a civil engineer who played a crucial role in the construction of Australia's Snowy Mountains Scheme, one of the largest hydroelectricity and irrigation projects in the world. Born in Temora in 1896, Sir William Hudson was awarded the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973 for his contribution to engineering.

3. Brendan Cowell:
Brendan Cowell is an Australian actor, writer, and director who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Born in Temora in 1976, Cowell has appeared in various Australian and international films, such as Noise, Beneath Hill 60, and Game of Thrones. He has also received several awards for his acting and writing.

4. Dr. John Bradfield:
Dr. John Bradfield was a civil engineer who designed and oversaw the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. Born in Sandgate, Queensland, Bradfield grew up in Temora and attended Temora High School. He is considered one of Australia's greatest engineers and was knighted for his services to engineering in 1939.

5. Reverend John Flynn:
Reverend John Flynn was a Presbyterian minister and founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, a medical service that provides emergency and primary healthcare services to remote and rural areas of Australia. Born in Moliagul, Victoria, Flynn grew up in Temora and attended the Temora Public School. He is considered a pioneer of Australian aviation and healthcare.

6. Gail Kelly:
Gail Kelly is a former CEO of Westpac, one of Australia's oldest and largest banks. Born in South Africa, Kelly moved to Temora with her family when she was a teenager and attended the Temora High School. She is considered one of the most influential businesswomen in Australia and has received several awards for her contribution to banking.

7. Keith Payne:
Keith Payne is a retired Australian soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Born in Ingham, Queensland, Payne grew up in Temora and attended the Temora Central School. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Vietnam War.

These are just some of the distinguished and famous people from Temora who have made significant contributions to various fields. Their achievements are a testament to the talent and potential that exists in this small town in New South Wales, Australia.

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