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Cockburn Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Cockburn

Cockburn is a city located in Western Australia, Australia. It has produced many distinguished and famous people who have made significant contributions in various fields. Some of these people include:

1. Heath Ledger: Heath Ledger was an actor and director born in Perth, Western Australia. He grew up in the suburb of Hillarys in the City of Joondalup, which later became part of Cockburn. Ledger was known for his roles in movies such as "The Dark Knight" and "Brokeback Mountain". He won numerous awards for his work in the entertainment industry, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

2. John Curtin: John Curtin was the 14th Prime Minister of Australia. He was born in Creswick in Victoria but grew up in Fremantle, which later became part of Cockburn. Curtin served as Prime Minister from 1941 until his death in 1945. He was a strong advocate for social justice and workers' rights.

3. Heather Garriock: Heather Garriock is a retired Australian soccer player and coach. She was born in Sydney but grew up in Spearwood, which is located in Cockburn. Garriock played for the Australian Women's National team and had stints with various professional soccer clubs around the world. She is now a coach and has worked with teams in both the United States and Australia.

4. Bill Kirby: Bill Kirby was a politician and businessman from Cockburn. He served as the member for Cockburn in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1978 until 2005. Kirby was a founding member of the National Party of Western Australia and was known for his advocacy for the rights of farmers and small business owners.

5. Tasmin Lucia-Khan: Tasmin Lucia-Khan is a journalist and news anchor from Cockburn. She was born in London but grew up in Hamilton Hill, which is located in Cockburn. Lucia-Khan has worked for various news organizations, including CNN and Al Jazeera. She is also a published author and has written a memoir about her experiences in the media industry.

6. Mike Hussey: Mike Hussey is a retired Australian cricket player. He was born in Morley in Western Australia but grew up in Wembley Downs, which later became part of Cockburn. Hussey played for the Australian National team and had a successful career playing for various professional cricket clubs around the world. He is now a cricket commentator and coach.

7. Joan Kirner: Joan Kirner was an Australian politician and feminist activist. She was born in Brunswick in Victoria but grew up in Perth, which later became part of Cockburn. Kirner served as the Premier of Victoria from 1990 until 1992 and was the first female Premier of the state. She was a strong advocate for women's rights and environmental protection.

These are just some of the distinguished and famous people who have come from Cockburn. They have made significant contributions in various fields, including entertainment, politics, sports, and journalism. Cockburn continues to be a great source of talent and inspiration for people around the world.

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