Famous People From Townsville

Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic stars. From sports stars, to movies stars and world leaders there is a group of famous people born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. While of course no one is as famous as our Pest Control team at  http://pesthqtownsville.com.au/, (sarcasm) this brief overview looks into legendary people from Queensland, Australia.

Famous People from Townsville, QLD, Australia


Greg Norman

Norman also known as the Great White Shark was the world’s No. 1 ranked golfer back in the 1980s and the 1990s. Norman was a very accomplished gofer and won 85 international tournaments and two British Opens. He was a passionate supporter of the Australian tournaments and he won Australian Masters about five times, the Queensland Open once and the Australian Open three times. Greg Norman is one of the most successful golfers in the world. He was born in Queensland, Australia.

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Julian Assange

Julian Assange is a popular journalist, activist and Computer Programmer. Julian was born on July 1971 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He became popular after using his genius IQ to hack into high profile organization’s databases. He started a web site that collects and shares confidential information world-wide. Due to his controversial job, he became popular as an internet activist. Julian arrived at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London aiming to avoid extradition to Sweden and he was granted political asylum in 2012 by the Ecuadorean government


Madge Ryan

Madge Ryan is a famous screen, stage and television actress actress who was born on January, 1919 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. After building a solid career as a stage actress in Sydney, Ryan migrated to England to appear in famous films. Ryan became famous after her cutting edge role on the film for A Clockwork Orange (1971) then Frenzy (1972) and later Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978). She died in 1994 at 75 years old. Her outstanding roles as a mischievous character added a theatrical spice to a film. Ryan will always be remembered as one of Australians most successful celebrities.



Wally Lewis

Lewis was known as the undisputed King of rugby league for a long time. Lewis played 30 State of Origin matches for his home country Queensland. He also participated in the Los Angeles exhibition game back in 1987 and was the captain of the state’s team about 29 times. Lewis maintained an outstanding record including eight Origin man of the match awards. He represented Australia 33 times. He was later inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame and became the sixth member of the famous rugby league “Immortals”. Lewis is without a doubt one of Australia’s shinning stars who has accomplished so much playing for his country.


Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Guy Johnson is one of the most popular cricketer’s in the world, born on November, 1981 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In 2009, Johnson was named International Cricket Council’s- “Cricketer of the Year”. Though he suffered a drop that led to is removal from the national section in 2013, Johnson made a powerful comeback during the Australian Test squad during which he proved his dominance by battling England fiercely. Later on Johnsons was impressive in the Test series Against South Africa and was awarded another “Cricketer of the Year” in addition to the “Test Player of the year” award. He has played a key role in the final matches of ICC World Cup in 2015 and his Australian team to winning the World Cup. Though he is now retired, Johnson has represented Australia in 256 matches. It is safe to say that Mitchell Guy Johnson is one of the most accomplished Cricket players proud to be born in Australia.


Kieren Perkins

Perkins is a legendary swimmer who has participated in some national swimming contents. Perkins was born on 1989 in Queensland, Australia. He started swimming at an early age of 16 years old and went on to win the Commonwealth medal by 1990. He dominated the 1500m freestyle swimming contest and even won the Olympic gold medal in Barcelona where he set a world-record of 14 min, 43 sec. During the Commonwealth Games in 1994, Perkins broke the 800 m, 1500 m and 400 m frree style world records. Perkins achieved his biggest accomplishment in Atlanta, after entering the 1500m in lane eight by just 24 seconds. During this match, Perkins had to face one of the world’s swimming icons Daniel Kowalski and though he entered last, he led from the start up to finish and won a silver medal.


There you have it some of Australians iconic stars who have made a mark on the world.