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South Australia


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Eden Valley Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Eden Valley

1. Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is an Aboriginal Australian writer and author. He was born and raised in Eden Valley, South Australia. Pascoe is well-known for his book "Dark Emu" which explores the pre-colonial history of Australia and challenges some prevailing notions about Aboriginal people's interaction with the land.

2. Sir Mark Oliphant

Sir Mark Oliphant, born in Kent Town, England, spent a significant part of his life in Eden Valley, South Australia. He was an eminent Australian physicist known for his significant contributions to nuclear physics. Sir Mark Oliphant played a crucial role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and later became the Governor of South Australia.

3. Grant Telfer

Grant Telfer is a former Australian rules footballer who hails from Eden Valley, South Australia. He played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 1993 to 2000, primarily as a forward. Telfer was known for his strong marking ability and accurate goal kicking.

4. Louis Leakey

Renowned anthropologist and paleontologist, Louis Leakey, was not born in Eden Valley, South Australia, but his pioneering work in human evolution has strong associations with the area. He conducted several important archaeological digs in and around the region, unearthing significant fossil discoveries that provided crucial insights into human evolution.

5. Sarah-Jane Clarke

Sarah-Jane Clarke, co-founder of the Australian fashion label "sass & bide," was raised in Eden Valley, South Australia. She is internationally recognized for her innovative and edgy designs. Clarke's contributions to the fashion industry have earned her numerous accolades and a prominent place in the Australian fashion scene.

6. Christopher Day

Christopher Day is a notable Australian contemporary artist who was born and raised in Eden Valley, South Australia. His artistic style encompasses a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography. Day's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, earning him considerable acclaim within the art community.

7. Gary Ayres

Gary Ayres is a former Australian rules footballer and coach from Eden Valley, South Australia. Ayres achieved great success during his playing days, winning five premierships with the Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL. He then transitioned into coaching, guiding the Geelong Football Club to two AFL premierships as the head coach.

8. Nick Holton

Nick Holton is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Eden Valley, South Australia. He is known for his soulful and folk-inspired music, which has gained him a dedicated following both in Australia and internationally. Holton's talent and unique style have earned him critical acclaim in the music industry.

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