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Nagambie Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Nagambie

1. Shannon Byrnes

Shannon Byrnes is a former Australian rules footballer who was born in Nagambie. He played for the Geelong Cats in the Australian Football League (AFL) and was part of their premiership-winning teams in 2007 and 2009. Byrnes is known for his agility, goal-kicking abilities, and his contributions to the Cats' success during his career.

2. Laurie Nash

Laurie Nash was an Australian rules footballer who was born in Nagambie in 1906. He played for the Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s and 1930s. Nash is considered one of the greatest full-forwards of his time, known for his accurate kicking and skills on the field. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

3. Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker is a former professional Australian rules footballer, born in Nagambie. He played for the Carlton Football Club in the AFL and was renowned for his speed, marking ability, and overall athleticism. Walker had a successful career, representing Carlton in numerous matches and earning accolades along the way.

4. Jack Iverson

Jack Iverson was a cricketer born in Nagambie in 1915. He was a spin bowler who played for the Australian national cricket team in the 1950s. Iverson gained worldwide recognition for his unique wrist-spin technique known as the "Iverson's wrong 'un". However, due to a chronic shoulder injury, he had a short-lived international career.

5. Bob Ansett

Bob Ansett is a businessman who was born in Nagambie in 1939. He is the founder of Budget Rent a Car, a renowned car rental company in Australia and internationally. Ansett's entrepreneurial success and innovative approach in the car rental industry made him a prominent figure in the business world.

6. Harry Trotter

Harry Trotter was an Australian rules footballer from Nagambie who played for Collingwood in the VFL during the 1920s and 1930s. He was known for his versatility, playing in various positions throughout his career. Trotter's contributions to Collingwood's success during his playing days made him well-respected among football enthusiasts.

7. Deirdre Larkin

Deirdre Larkin is an accomplished equestrian athlete from Nagambie. She has represented Australia in various equestrian events, including dressage competitions at the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games. Larkin's dedication and talent in the equestrian field have earned her recognition and success throughout her career.

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