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Lonsdale Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Lonsdale

Lonsdale, located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, has produced several distinguished and famous individuals throughout history.

1. Sir Sidney Kidman (1857-1935)

Sir Sidney Kidman was an Australian pastoralist who established a vast network of cattle stations across Australia. Known as the "Cattle King," he played a significant role in the development of the Australian beef industry.

2. Dr. Catherine Hamlin (1924-2020)

Dr. Catherine Hamlin was an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist renowned for her pioneering work in treating obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury affecting women in developing countries. Alongside her husband, she co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.

3. Sir Robert Helpmann (1909-1986)

Sir Robert Helpmann was an Australian ballet dancer, choreographer, and actor. He achieved international recognition for his talent and played significant roles in the development of the Australian ballet scene. Helpmann's notable works include choreographing the ballet "The Display" and starring in the film "The Red Shoes."

4. David Nobbs (1935-2015)

David Nobbs was an English comedy writer and author who was born in Lonsdale. He is best known for creating the iconic British television series "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" and for his satirical novel "The Death of Reginald Perrin."

5. Gill Hicks

Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 2005 London terrorist bombings, is an Australian peace activist and motivational speaker. She lost both of her legs in the bombings and has since advocated for peace, resilience, and understanding across the globe.

6. Andrew McLeod

Andrew McLeod is a former Australian rules footballer who hails from Lonsdale. He played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is regarded as one of the greatest indigenous players of all time.

7. Googoosh

Googoosh, born as Faegheh Atashin, is an iconic Iranian singer and actress who spent her early childhood in Lonsdale. She rose to fame in the 1970s and became known for her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence.

8. Dr. Basil Hetzel (1922-2017)

Dr. Basil Hetzel was an Australian medical researcher and public health advocate. He made significant contributions to the understanding of iodine deficiency disorders and played a crucial role in the global implementation of iodized salt as a preventive measure.

9. Dr. Kristin Alford

Dr. Kristin Alford is a futurist and researcher known for her work in the field of innovation and technology. She has contributed to various scientific projects and holds leadership positions in organizations focused on shaping Australia's future.

10. Olivia Rogers

Olivia Rogers is an Australian beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss Universe Australia 2017 competition. Hailing from Lonsdale, she has been involved in various charitable causes and continues to inspire young women nationwide.

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