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Darling Downs Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Darling Downs

The Darling Downs region in Queensland, Australia is known for its rich history and diverse culture. Over the years, it has produced many distinguished and famous people who have gone on to achieve great things in their respective fields. Here are a few notable examples:

Steele Rudd
Steele Rudd, whose real name was Arthur Hoey Davis, was a popular Australian author who was born in Drayton, a town in the Darling Downs region. He is best known for his collection of short stories titled 'On Our Selection', which provided a humorous glimpse into rural life in Australia.

Sir Thomas Brisbane
Sir Thomas Brisbane was a British soldier and colonial administrator who was the governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. During his tenure, he led several expeditions to explore the Darling Downs region and established a number of settlements in the area.

Walter Hill
Walter Hill was a horticulturist who played a prominent role in the development of the horticultural industry in the Darling Downs region. He was responsible for introducing several new plant species to the area and played a key role in the establishment of the Toowoomba Municipal Botanic Gardens.

Clive Berghofer
Clive Berghofer is a well-known property developer and philanthropist who was born in the Darling Downs town of Goombungee. Over the course of his career, he has developed several major projects in the region, including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Roma Mitchell
Roma Mitchell was a pioneering Australian lawyer and judge who was born in the town of Mitchelton, which is located in the Darling Downs region. She was the first woman to be appointed a judge in Australia and went on to become the first woman to hold the position of governor in an Australian state.

Stanley Kornweibel
Stanley Kornweibel was a medical researcher who was born in the Darling Downs town of Toowoomba. He is best known for his work in the field of tropical medicine and his research into the transmission of malaria.

These are just a few examples of the many distinguished and famous people to come from the Darling Downs region in Queensland, Australia. Each of them has left a lasting legacy that has helped shape the region and the country as a whole.

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