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The Border Rivers Region

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The Border Rivers Region Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Border Rivers Region

New South Wales, Australia

1. Sir Edmund Barton

Sir Edmund Barton was born on January 18, 1849, in the Border Rivers Region of New South Wales. He was a prominent Australian politician and served as the first Prime Minister of Australia from 1901 to 1903. Barton was a key figure in the Federation movement, which led to the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia. He played a significant role in drafting Australia's Constitution.

2. Banjo Paterson

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson was a renowned Australian bush poet, journalist, and author. He was born on February 17, 1864, at Narrambla near Orange, which is part of the Border Rivers Region. Paterson is best known for his iconic works such as "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Man from Snowy River." His poems beautifully captured the spirit and essence of rural Australia.

Queensland, Australia

1. Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player, known for his powerful groundstrokes and formidable backhand. He was born on March 28, 1985, in Lausanne, Switzerland. While not originally from the Border Rivers Region, Wawrinka spent part of his childhood in the town of Texas, Queensland, located in the southern area of the region.

2. Tim Horan

Tim Horan is a former Australian rugby union player and sports commentator. He was born on May 18, 1970, in Darling Downs, Queensland, which is adjacent to the Border Rivers Region. Horan is considered one of the greatest centers in the history of Australian rugby. He enjoyed a successful career, playing for both the Queensland Reds and the Australian national team, the Wallabies.

3. Greg Chapman

Greg Chapman is an Australian horror author and illustrator. He was born in 1967 in Inglewood, Queensland, which falls within the Border Rivers Region. Chapman has authored several acclaimed horror novels, novellas, and short stories. His works have been recognized with multiple awards, including the Australian Shadows Award.

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