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Northern Grampians Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Northern Grampians

1. Sir George Stephen

Born on June 10, 1812, in Dufftown, Northern Grampians, Sir George Stephen was a prominent Canadian banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He played a vital role in the establishment of the Canadian Pacific Railway and served as the first president of the Bank of Montreal. Throughout his life, Sir George Stephen made significant contributions to the development of Canadian industry and economy.

2. John M. Clarke

John M. Clarke, born on May 4, 1857, in Northern Grampians, was an American geologist and paleontologist. He conducted extensive geological surveys across various regions of the United States, particularly in New York. Clarke contributed significantly to the understanding of strata formations and the identification of various geological epochs.

3. Andrew Sandham

Andrew Sandham, born on July 6, 1890, in Rocklands, Northern Grampians, was an English cricketer who played for Surrey and England. He gained international recognition for being the first player to score a triple century in Test cricket, accomplishing this remarkable feat against the West Indies in 1930. Sandham's cricketing career spanned from 1911 to 1937.

4. Kate Ceberano

Kate Ceberano, born on November 17, 1966, in Melbourne, Victoria, spent her early years in Stawell, which lies within the Northern Grampians region. She is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress who has achieved great success in the music industry, receiving numerous awards and accolades. Known for her versatile musical style, Ceberano has released multiple hit albums and is considered one of Australia's most accomplished performers.

5. Anthony Taylor

Born on October 13, 1978, in Stawell, Northern Grampians, Anthony Taylor is a former professional Australian rules footballer. He played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 1998 to 2002. Taylor's strong presence in the midfield and versatility as a player made him a respected figure in Australian rules football during his career.

6. Lauren Arnell

Lauren Arnell, born on February 10, 1988, in Stawell, Northern Grampians, is an Australian rules footballer who currently plays for the Carlton Football Club in the AFL Women's competition. She has been a key figure in women's Australian rules football, participating in the inaugural AFL Women's season in 2017. Arnell's exceptional skills and leadership qualities have garnered her widespread recognition.

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