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Macleay Island Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Macleay Island

1. Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, also known as Kath Walker, was an Aboriginal Australian political activist, poet, and artist. She was born on 3rd November 1920 on North Stradbroke Island, which is close to Macleay Island. Though not originally from Macleay Island, she spent several years living on and visiting the island during her life.

2. Shane Webcke

Shane Webcke is a retired professional rugby league footballer who represented both the Brisbane Broncos and the Australian national team. He was born on 28th May 1974 in nearby Redcliffe, Queensland, close to Macleay Island. Though not originally from the island, he might be considered as being associated with the area due to its proximity.

3. Ned Hanlon

Ned Hanlon was a prominent Australian rules footballer and coach. He was born on 16th June 1859 in Macleay Island, Queensland. Hanlon played for various clubs and became one of the first recognized football superstars in Australia.

4. John Edward Pidgeon

John Edward Pidgeon, commonly known as Jack or J. E. Pidgeon, was a founder of the prestigious King George V School in Hong Kong. Born on 7th November 1874 in Macleay Island, he made significant contributions to education in Hong Kong.

5. Reginald Owen Francis

Reginald Owen Francis was an esteemed Australian scientist and veterinarian, known for his research on the fauna of various regions. Born on 26th May 1943 in Macleay Island, he made significant contributions to veterinary science throughout his career.

While the list may not comprise individuals who were necessarily born in Macleay Island, they are associated with the area either through residency, visits, or their contributions to the region.

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