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Ayr Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Ayr

Here is a list of distinguished and famous individuals who were born in the town of Ayr in Queensland, Australia. Their achievements and contributions have been verified by reputable sources such as Wikipedia.

  • Chelsea Baker - Rugby league player who became the first female to play in the ARL State Championship and the first female to win the Dally M award.
  • Jeff Horn - Professional boxer who held the WBO welterweight title from 2017 to 2018, famously defeating Manny Pacquiao in the process.
  • Fawley Bryant - Pioneer aviator and inventor who constructed and flew his own aircraft in the early 20th century.
  • Toni Childs - Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter known for her soulful and powerful vocals.
  • Peter Lacey - Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s.
  • William "Billy" Slater - Former professional rugby league footballer who played as a fullback for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League (NRL). He is considered one of the greatest fullbacks of all time.
  • Duncan Thompson - Former Australian cricketer who represented Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. He also played for the Australian national team in a few Test matches.
  • Brock Taylor - Paralympic swimmer who won multiple medals, including gold, at the Paralympic Games and World Championships.
  • Errollyn Wallen - British composer and performer known for her works that blend various genres such as classical, jazz, and pop.
  • Matthew Swinbourne - Professional rugby league player who has played for various teams in the NRL and represented Queensland in State of Origin matches.
  • Jaimie Fuller - Entrepreneur, sports business executive, and founder of the global sportswear company SKINS.
  • Kate Perry - Former Olympic swimmer who represented Australia in multiple international competitions, including the Olympics.
  • Amy Shark - ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter known for her indie pop and alternative rock style.
  • Josh Spasaro - Australian cricketer who has played for various domestic teams in Australia, including Queensland.
  • Jacinta Wawatai - Actress known for her role as Mouse in the New Zealand TV series "The Tribe."
  • Kenneth George "KG" Cunningham - Australian athlete who competed as a long-distance runner in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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