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Moree Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Moree

Moree is a small town located in the New South Wales region of Australia. Despite its relatively small size, Moree has been home to a number of distinguished and famous people over the years. From politicians and sports stars to actors and musicians, the town has produced some truly exceptional individuals over the years. Let’s take a closer look at some of these people.

1. Mark Vaile- Mark Vaile is a well-known politician and former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He was born in Moree in 1956 and attended Moree High School. Vaile first entered politics in 1993 when he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives. He went on to hold a number of prominent positions within the government, including the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Minister for Trade.

2. Rachael Haynes - Born in Moree in 1986, Rachael Haynes is a professional cricketer who has represented Australia at both domestic and international level. She is a left-handed batter and wicket-keeper who has played for various teams throughout her career, including the New South Wales Breakers and the Sydney Thunder.

3. Scott McRae - Scott McRae is a former professional AFL player who played for the Richmond Football Club from 1997 to 2002. McRae was born in Moree in 1974 and played over 100 games for Richmond during his career. He was known for his speed and agility on the field, as well as his skills as a midfielder.

4. Ron Ross - Ron Ross was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club during the 1950s and 60s. Ross was born in Moree in 1935 and began his career with the Moree Rovers before being recruited by Richmond in 1957. He played over 100 games for the club and was known for his tenacity on the field.

5. Brian Anderson - Brian Anderson is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Australian national team from 1964 to 1966. Anderson was born in Moree in 1934 and was a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He played 11 Tests for Australia and scored over 400 runs at an average of 28.5.

6. Janine Middleton - Janine Middleton is an Australian artist and painter who was born in Moree in 1955. She studied art at the University of New South Wales and has since exhibited her work in galleries around the world. Middleton is known for her use of vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes.

7. Ruth Cracknell - Ruth Cracknell was an Australian actress and comedian who was born in Moree in 1925. She appeared in a number of television shows and films throughout her career, including "Muriel’s Wedding" and "Mother and Son". Cracknell was also known for her work in the theater and received numerous awards for her performances.

8. Edna May Harrison - Edna May Harrison was an Australian singer and vaudeville performer who was born in Moree in 1891. She began performing on stage at a young age and went on to have a successful career as a singer and actress. Harrison toured throughout Australia and New Zealand and also performed in London and Europe.

9. Ron Barassi - Ron Barassi is a former Australian rules footballer and coach who was born in Melbourne but spent part of his childhood in Moree. Barassi played for the Melbourne Football Club from 1953 to 1965 and later coached a number of AFL teams, including Carlton and North Melbourne.

10. Victor Trumper - Victor Trumper was an Australian cricketer who was regarded as one of the best batsmen of his time. Trumper was born in Sydney in 1877 but spent part of his childhood in Moree, where his father was in the hotel trade. He played for both New South Wales and the Australian national team during his career and is still celebrated as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

These are just a few of the many distinguished and famous people who have hailed from the town of Moree in New South Wales, Australia. From sports stars and politicians to artists and singers, Moree has produced a diverse array of talented individuals over the years and their contributions to their respective fields will long be remembered.

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