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Tambo Valley Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Tambo Valley

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet was an eminent Australian virologist and Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine. Born on September 3, 1899, in Traralgon, Victoria, Burnet spent his childhood in the Tambo Valley. He made significant contributions to immunology, particularly on acquired immune tolerance, viral antibodies, and the theory of clonal selection. Burnet won the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his groundbreaking research on acquired immunological tolerance.

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Victor Joseph Nossal is an acclaimed Australian immunologist and medical scientist. Born on June 4, 1931, in Bad Ischl, Austria, Nossal migrated to Australia at the age of two and grew up in the Tambo Valley. He played a crucial role in the development of immune tolerance and was a pioneer in the field of antibody formation and B lymphocyte research. Nossal has received numerous accolades for his contributions to medical science, including the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 1990.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is an accomplished Australian football player who hails from the Tambo Valley. Born on May 7, 1984, in Benambra, Victoria, he has had a remarkable career representing various Australian Rules football clubs, most notably Richmond Football Club. Smith's exceptional skills and leadership qualities have made him a key figure in Australian football, earning him several awards and honors.

Sir William Lawrence Bragg

Sir William Lawrence Bragg was a renowned Australian-born British physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. Born on March 31, 1890, in Adelaide, South Australia, he spent a significant part of his childhood in the Tambo Valley. Bragg made significant contributions to the field of crystallography and X-ray diffraction analysis. In 1915, at the age of 25, he became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly awarded with his father, Sir William Henry Bragg, for their groundbreaking work on X-ray crystallography.

Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott was a highly regarded Australian author and poet from the Tambo Valley. Born on August 14, 1934, in Sydney, New South Wales, she moved to Tambo Valley later in her life. Scott's works, including novels, short stories, poems, and plays, gained significant recognition for their exploration of themes such as nature, identity, and Australian culture. Throughout her career, she received numerous awards, including the Patrick White Award and the Christopher Brennan Award.

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