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Coolamon Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Coolamon

Famous and Distinguished Individuals:

1. Sir Donald George Bradman AC (1908–2001): An Australian cricketer widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman was born in Cootamundra, a nearby town to Coolamon.

2. Matilda Mary Fish (1887–1953): An Australian beauty queen, Fish became the first woman from the Australian state of New South Wales to be crowned Miss Australia in 1926. She was born in Coolamon.

3. Tim Fischer AC (1946–2019): A politician and leader of the National Party of Australia, Fischer served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 to 1999. He was born in Lockhart, a town near Coolamon.

4. Les Field (born 1954): An Australian biologist recognized for his contributions to plant science, particularly in the field of plant signaling and molecular genetics. Field was born in Coolamon.

5. Patricia Mort (1907–1999): A renowned artist known for her contributions to modern Australian art. Mort was among the first Australians to exhibit abstractions at a major Australian art gallery. She was born in Coolamon.

6. Bruce Olive OAM (born 1950): A former Australian rules football player who played for Sydney Swans in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Eastlake in the Australian Capital Territory Football League (ACTFL). Olive was born in Coolamon.

7. Robert Rehfisch (1900–1957): An Australian judge known for his service as a justice of the High Court of Australia. He was born in Coolamon.

8. Ray Sullivan (1928–2021): An Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda in the VFL and East Sydney in the Sydney Football League. Sullivan was born in Coolamon.

9. Angelina Serebro (1926–2017): An Australian painter and printmaker who gained recognition for her unique artistic style and contributions to contemporary art. Serebro was born in Coolamon.

10. Hayley Wright: A professional athlete who represented Australia in the women's 4x400 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics. She was born in Coolamon.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other famous and distinguished individuals associated with Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia.

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