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Port Macquarie Region

New South Wales


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Port Macquarie Region Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Port Macquarie Region

1. Luke Keary

Luke Keary is a professional rugby league player born on January 3, 1992, in the Port Macquarie Region. He currently plays as a halfback or five-eighth for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League (NRL). Keary has been a key player in the Roosters' back-to-back premiership wins in 2018 and 2019.

2. Peter Batey

Peter Batey is an Australian actor and director born on October 25, 1924, in Port Macquarie. He has had a long and successful career in the entertainment industry, working in both Australia and the United States. Batey has appeared in numerous stage productions, television shows, and films. He was also the founding director of the Drama Department at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.

3. Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is an Australian television and radio presenter born in Port Macquarie. He is known for his work as a host on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) program "Talking Heads," where he interviewed notable personalities from various fields. Thompson has also had a successful radio career, hosting shows on stations such as 2GB and 2UE.

4. Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson is an Australian journalist and television presenter born on December 19, 1959, in Wollongong (part of the greater Port Macquarie Region). She gained prominence as the co-host of the popular morning show "Today" on the Nine Network. Wilkinson has received several awards for her contributions to journalism and is known for her advocacy on various social issues.

5. Terrance Plowright

Terrance Plowright is an Australian former professional rugby league player born on March 8, 1963, in Port Macquarie. He played as a second-row forward for multiple teams in the NRL, including the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Plowright also represented New South Wales in State of Origin matches and played for the Australian national team.

6. Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore is an Australian professional surfer born on January 29, 1988, in Murwillumbah (part of the greater Port Macquarie Region). She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female surfers of all time. Gilmore has won multiple world championships on the Association of Surfing Professionals (now World Surf League) tour and has been a dominant force in women's surfing since her debut in 2007.

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