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The Whitsundays Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays, located in the beautiful region of Queensland, Australia, has been home to several distinguished and famous individuals throughout history. Here are a few notable personalities associated with this area:

1. Keith Williams

Keith Williams was an Australian aviator and entrepreneur born in Proserpine, a town in the Whitsundays region. He co-founded the airline company, Ansett Australia, in 1935. Keith Williams played a significant role in the development of Australia's aviation industry.

2. Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson is an Australian sailor who became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world at the age of 16. Born in Buderim, just outside the Whitsundays region, Watson completed her remarkable journey in May 2010, capturing global attention and inspiring many with her extraordinary feat.

3. James Moloney

James Moloney is an acclaimed Australian author known for his young adult books. Born in Sydney, he later moved to Mackay, a city close to the Whitsundays. Moloney has received several awards for his contribution to children's literature, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award.

4. Dale Jacobsen

Dale Jacobsen is a former professional rugby league player who represented Australia. Born in Mackay, near the Whitsundays, Jacobsen played for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League (NRL). He also had a successful career playing for other top-level rugby league clubs in Australia.

5. Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning is an Australian professional surfer and three-time world champion. Although not born in the Whitsundays region, Fanning has a strong connection to the area and has spent significant time surfing the famous breaks along the coast, including the renowned break at Cid Harbour.

These are just a few examples of the distinguished and famous individuals associated with or from the beautiful region of the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia.

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