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Tasmania Famous

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Dick Godfrey Harry Adams politician
  • Marcos Ambrose race car driver
  • Dane Anderson cricketer


  • Jim Bacon politician, former Premier
  • George Bailey cricketer
  • Darrel Baldock footballer
  • Lance Barnard politician
  • Elizabeth Blackburn molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Neal Blewett politician
  • David Boon cricketer
  • John Bowe race car driver
  • Bob Brown politician

C - F

  • Alan Charlesworth RAAF officer
  • Natasha Chokljat netball player
  • Neil Davis photojournalist
  • Xavier Doherty cricketer
  • Peter Dombrovskis photographer
  • Michael Ferguson politician
  • Michael Field politician
  • Errol Flynn actor
  • Richard Fromberg tennis player

G - H

  • Harold Gatty navigator, inventor, aviation pioneer
  • Mathew Goggin golfer
  • Brad Green footballer
  • Ray Groom politician, former Premier
  • Robert Grubb actor
  • Henry Hellyer surveyor, architect
  • Ben Hilfenhaus cricketer
  • Alannah Hill fashion designer
  • Michael Hodgman politician
  • Will Hodgman politician

I - L

  • Brian Inder tourism pioneer
  • Luke Jackson boxer
  • Christopher Koch novelist
  • William Vincent Legge ornithologist
  • Paul Lennon politician, former Premier
  • Doug Lowe politician, former Premier
  • Enid Lyons politician, first woman elected to Australian House of Representatives
M - O
  • Francis McComas artist
  • Ted McDonald cricketer
  • Joanne Mitchelson artist
  • Bill Neilson politician, former Premier
  • Robert Leonard Outhwaite politician
P - R
  • Tim Paine cricketer
  • Katharine Parker composer
  • Ricky Ponting cricketer
  • Eric Reece politician, former Premier
  • Matthew Richardson footballer
  • Nick Riewoldt footballer
  • Russell Robertson footballer
  • Ian Rogers chess grandmaster
  • Emerson Rodwell soldier, cricket player, umpire, commentator
S - W
  • Jeremy Scrivener actor
  • Teddy Sheean World War II RAN sailor
  • Kevin Shegog musician
  • Jaason Simmons actor
  • Steve Smith general
  • Rachael Taylor actress
  • Alison Whyte actress
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About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.