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Lorne Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Lorne

  • Mervyn LeRoy (1900–1987) - American film director, film producer, and writer. He was born in Lorne and later became an influential figure in Hollywood, directing movies like "The Wizard of Oz" and "Little Caesar."
  • William G. James (1913–2000) - Australian author and playwright, known for his critically acclaimed play "The Whirling Shroud." He was born in Lorne and made significant contributions to Australian literature.
  • Briony Cole (born 1983) - Australian surf champion, born and raised in Lorne. She has won multiple national and international surfing competitions and is considered a trailblazer in women's surfing.
  • Emeline Easton (1853–1935) - Australian suffragist and advocate for women's rights. She was born in Lorne and played a crucial role in the women's suffrage movement in Victoria during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Edward Jenkins (1838–1910) - British politician and author. He was born in Lorne and served as a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Jenkins was also known for his travel writings and efforts towards social reform.
  • Thomas Nangles (1893–1978) - Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was born in Lorne and made significant contributions to the sport.
  • Clara Southern (1860–1940) - Australian artist known for her landscapes and portraits. She was born in Lorne and became one of the first women to be elected to the Victorian Artists Society.
  • James Kerr (1858–1936) - Australian politician who served as the Premier of Victoria from 1918 to 1924. He was born in Lorne and made substantial contributions to the development of the state.
  • Arthur Groom (1904–1953) - Australian soldier, explorer, and environmentalist. He was born in Lorne and is known for his explorations across Australia and his involvement in conservation efforts.
  • Nathalie Kalbach (born 1976) - German mixed-media artist, author, and educator. While not born in Lorne, she has been associated with the area, holding art workshops in the town and drawing inspiration from its natural beauty.
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