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Shellharbour Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Shellharbour

1. Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is a former Australian cricketer and captain of the Australian national cricket team. He was born in Leeton, but later moved to Shellharbour. Taylor played 104 Test matches for Australia from 1989 to 1999, scoring 7,525 runs and captained the team in 50 Test matches, winning 26 of them. He is considered one of Australia's greatest cricket captains.

2. Keith Grist

Keith Grist is a former Australian politician who served as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He was born in Shellharbour in 1932 and represented the electoral district of Illawarra from 1973 to 1991. Grist made significant contributions to environmental and community issues during his political career.

3. Celeste Barber

Celeste Barber is an Australian comedian, actress, and social media personality. Although she was not born in Shellharbour, she grew up in the area. Barber gained international fame for her satirical parodies of celebrity Instagram photos. Her unique style of comedy has garnered millions of followers on social media platforms.

4. Lyndal Curtis

Lyndal Curtis is an Australian journalist and television presenter. She was born in Shellharbour and has been an influential figure in political journalism. Curtis has worked for various news organizations, including ABC News and Sky News Australia. Throughout her career, she has covered major political events and conducted high-profile interviews.

5. Alan Fitzpatrick

Alan Fitzpatrick is an English-born Australian electronic music DJ and producer. He was born in Southampton, England but moved to Shellharbour at a young age. Fitzpatrick has gained recognition in the techno music scene and has released several successful tracks and albums. He has performed at renowned music festivals and clubs worldwide.

6. Leah Barthel

Leah Barthel is an Australian radio and television presenter. She was born and raised in Shellharbour. Barthel has worked for various radio stations and TV networks, including Nova 96.9 and Channel V. She has hosted popular radio shows and appeared on television programs, covering a range of topics from entertainment to lifestyle.

7. Luke Keary

Luke Keary is an Australian professional rugby league player. He was born in Ipswich, Queensland, but spent a significant portion of his childhood in Shellharbour. Keary has played for various NRL clubs, including the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters. He has been a key player in winning multiple NRL premierships.

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