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The Border Rivers Region

Queensland and New South Wales


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The Border Rivers Region Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Border Rivers Region

The Border Rivers Region is a unique and fascinating area on the border of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. Throughout its history, it has been home to a variety of distinguished and famous people who have left their mark on the region and the world. From politicians to artists to sports stars, the Border Rivers Region has produced no shortage of notable figures.

One such person is John Anderson, who was born in Gunnedah, New South Wales and went on to become Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. Anderson was a member of the National Party and served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1999 to 2005. He played a key role in the development of rural policy and infrastructure, and was highly respected by his colleagues from both sides of the political spectrum.

Another famous figure from the Border Rivers Region is the artist Margaret Olley. Born in Lismore, New South Wales, Olley was known for her vibrant and colourful still-life paintings. Her work was highly sought-after and she won numerous awards throughout her career. Olley was also a philanthropist, donating much of her wealth to the arts. She passed away in 2011, leaving behind a legacy of creativity and generosity.

In the realm of sports, the Border Rivers Region has produced several famous athletes. One such person is Joshua Jefferis, who was born in Inverell, New South Wales and went on to represent Australia in the sport of wheelchair rugby. Jefferis was a key member of the Australian team that won gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and he continued to compete at an elite level for several years afterwards.

Another famous athlete from the region is the cricketer Ian Healy. Healy was born in Brisbane, Queensland and played for the Australian cricket team between 1988 and 1999. He is considered one of the greatest wicketkeepers in cricketing history, and was known for his excellent technique and impressive stamina behind the stumps.

These are just a few examples of the many distinguished and famous people who have come from the Border Rivers Region. Whether in politics, art, or sports, the region has produced an impressive array of talent and achievement. It is a testament to the strength and diversity of the area, and to the remarkable people who call it home.

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Goondiwindi border bridge over the Macintyre river photo thanks to Scott Rawstorne of Global Paddler