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The Tweed Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Tweed

  • Paul Kelly: Born in Adelaide in 1955, Paul Kelly is a renowned Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He spent his childhood in Tweed and began his musical career in the 1970s. With numerous albums and hit songs, Kelly is considered one of Australia's most successful and influential musicians.
  • Athol Guy: Born in Caloundra, Queensland, in 1940, Athol Guy is a former member of the iconic Australian folk band, The Seekers. Guy spent a significant part of his life in Tweed, playing bass guitar, double bass, and providing vocals for the band, which achieved international success in the 1960s.
  • John Cornell: Born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, in 1941, John Cornell is a well-known Australian entrepreneur and film and television producer. He is best known for his collaboration with comedian Paul Hogan, producing the highly successful "Crocodile Dundee" film series in the 1980s. Cornell owned and managed the famous Cabarita Beach Resort in Tweed.
  • Lee Kernaghan: Born in Corryong, Victoria, in 1964, Lee Kernaghan is an award-winning Australian country music singer and songwriter. Kernaghan has achieved great success in the music industry, with numerous hit albums and singles. He has strong ties to the Tweed region, often performing in local venues and showcasing the beauty of the area in his music videos.
  • Phillip Noyce: Born in Griffith, New South Wales, in 1950, Phillip Noyce is a highly regarded Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed several internationally acclaimed movies, including "Rabbit-Proof Fence" and "Dead Calm." Noyce spent some of his childhood in Tweed, where he developed a passion for storytelling.
  • Julie Bishop: Born in Lobethal, South Australia, in 1956, Julie Bishop is a prominent Australian politician and former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. Bishop served as the Member of Parliament for Curtin from 1998 to 2019 and held various ministerial positions. Although not born in Tweed, she has connections to the region and has expressed her love for its natural beauty and lifestyle.
  • Kate Ceberano: Born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1966, Kate Ceberano is a well-known Australian singer and songwriter. She has achieved significant success in the music industry, with multiple hit albums and awards. Ceberano has performed in Tweed on several occasions, showcasing her versatile singing style to local audiences.
  • Ken Nagas: Born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, in 1973, Ken Nagas is a former professional rugby league player. Nagas played in the National Rugby League (NRL) for the Canberra Raiders and the New South Wales State of Origin team. He represented Tweed Heads and remains a respected figure in the local sporting community.
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