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Korumburra Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Korumburra

1. Spike Milligan (1918-2002)

Edward "Spike" Milligan was a renowned British comedian, writer, musician, poet, and actor who was born in Korumburra. He is best known for co-creating and writing the popular radio comedy program "The Goon Show." Milligan was a highly influential figure in British comedy and an extraordinary talent.

2. George Chaffey (1848-1932)

George Chaffey was an architect, engineer, and irrigation visionary born in Korumburra. He played a significant role in the development of irrigation systems and irrigation colonies in Australia and California. Chaffey's pioneering work in irrigation technologies revolutionized farming practices.

3. Vance Palmer (1885-1959)

Vance Palmer was an Australian author, literary critic, essayist, and poet who spent his early years in Korumburra. He is recognized as one of Australia's leading literary figures of the early 20th century. Palmer's works often explored Australian themes and tackled social issues.

4. Eve Langley (1904-1974)

Eve Langley was a renowned Australian novelist and poet who resided in Korumburra during her early years. Her most famous work, "The Pea Pickers," is a semi-autobiographical novel that reflects her experiences as a rural worker. Langley's writings often focused on themes of identity, gender, and personal expression.

5. John Edward O'Shaughnessy (1844-1911)

John Edward O'Shaughnessy, also known as J.E. O'Shaughnessy, was an Australian politician born in Korumburra. He served as a Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the electoral district of Gippsland South. O'Shaughnessy actively advocated for agricultural and rural development.

6. Ron Clarke (1937-2015)

Ron Clarke was an Australian athlete and politician who was born in Korumburra. He was one of the world's leading middle-distance runners in the 1960s and held numerous world records during his career. After retiring from athletics, Clarke pursued a successful political career, becoming the Mayor of Gold Coast City in Queensland.

7. Elizabeth Burchill

Elizabeth Burchill is an accomplished Australian artist known for her exquisitely detailed landscape paintings. She was born and raised in Korumburra and has gained recognition for her unique artistic style, showcasing the beauty of the Victorian countryside.

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