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Southern Downs Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Southern Downs

Zara Phillips Tindall

Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall (née Phillips) is a member of the British royal family. She was born on May 15, 1981, in Lismore, Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. She is an accomplished equestrian and has won several medals in the Olympics, including a silver medal in the team eventing at the London 2012 Games.

Charlie Pickering

Charlie Pickering is an Australian television presenter, comedian, and writer. He was born on August 29, 1977, in Warwick, Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. Charlie is best known for his work on the satirical television show "The Weekly with Charlie Pickering" and as a former co-host of "The Project." He has also performed in various comedy festivals and received critical acclaim for his comedic skills.

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden is a former Australian cricketer who represented the Australian national team from 1994 to 2009. He was born on October 29, 1971, in Kingaroy, Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. Matthew is regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history, having scored over 8,600 runs in Test matches. He was known for his powerful and aggressive batting style, earning him the nickname "Haydos."

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley was an Australian painter and philanthropist. She was born on June 24, 1923, in Lismore, Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. Margaret was known for her still life and interior paintings, capturing everyday objects and scenes with vibrant colors and texture. Her contributions to the arts were recognized through numerous awards, including the Order of Australia Medal in 1991. She is considered one of Australia's most celebrated artists.

Grant Denyer

Grant Denyer is an Australian television presenter and motor racing driver. He was born on September 12, 1977, in Nambour, Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. Grant is known for hosting various television shows, including the long-running family game show "Family Feud" and the car racing program "Top Gear Australia." He has also competed in numerous motor racing events, with multiple victories to his name.

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