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Perth South Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Perth South

Perth South is a region in Western Australia, Australia, that has produced a number of distinguished and famous individuals. Here are a few notable personalities associated with this area:

1. Ernest Giles (1835-1897)

Ernest Giles was an Australian explorer born in Bristol, England. He is known for his extensive explorations of the Australian Outback, particularly in the region of Perth South. Giles was the first European to traverse a route from south to north across the western portion of the continent, which he accomplished in 1875-76. His explorations greatly contributed to the mapping and understanding of the region's geography during the 19th century.

2. May Gibbs (1877-1969)

May Gibbs was a renowned Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist. Born in England, she moved to Western Australia with her family in 1881, including the region of Perth South. Gibbs is best known for her iconic "Gumnut Babies" characters featured in her stories and illustrations. Her work has had a profound impact on Australian literature and children's book illustrations, earning her a prominent place in the country's cultural heritage.

3. Eamon Sullivan (born 1985)

Eamon Sullivan is a former professional swimmer who represented Australia at numerous international competitions. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Sullivan grew up in Perth South. He specialized in sprint freestyle events and held multiple world records during his career. Sullivan won multiple medals at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships, solidifying his status as one of Australia's most successful swimmers.

4. Rolf Harris (born 1930)

Rolf Harris is a former Australian entertainer, musician, singer-songwriter, and painter. Although born in Australia, he spent a significant part of his childhood in Perth South before moving to England. Harris rose to fame as a television and radio personality, captivating audiences with his musical performances and artistic talents. He has achieved numerous hits on the Australian and UK music charts and received awards for his artistic contributions.

These are just a few examples of distinguished and famous individuals associated with the region of Perth South in Western Australia. Their contributions in exploration, literature, sports, and entertainment have left lasting legacies and brought recognition to the area.

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