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Cape York Peninsula Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Cape York Peninsula

  • Gary Nunn: An Australian musician and composer known for his contributions to the Australian country music scene. He was born in the Cape York Peninsula region.
  • Peter Cave: An Australian historian who specializes in the history of Indigenous peoples in Australia. He grew up in Cape York Peninsula, which influenced his passion for understanding the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Aden Ridgeway: A prominent Australian Aboriginal activist and politician. Ridgeway was born in Cape York Peninsula and went on to become the first Indigenous Australian to be elected to the Australian Senate.
  • Stanley Portaminni: An Australian artist and photographer who documented the natural beauty and cultural richness of Cape York Peninsula through his work.
  • Gail Mabo: Daughter of Eddie Mabo, a notable Indigenous Australian land rights campaigner. Gail Mabo was born in the Cape York Peninsula region and has continued her father's legacy by advocating for Indigenous rights and cultural preservation.
  • Damian Hooper: An Australian professional boxer who represented his country at the 2012 Olympic Games. He was born and raised in the Cape York Peninsula region.
  • Bill Harney: An Australian author, artist, and anthropologist who lived and worked extensively in Cape York Peninsula. His observations of Indigenous Australian cultures and his documentation of their stories have been significant contributions to Australian literature and anthropology.
  • Shane Howard: An Australian singer-songwriter and founding member of the band Goanna. He was born in the Cape York Peninsula region and has been recognized for his music that addresses social and environmental issues.
  • Wandjuk Marika: An influential Aboriginal artist, writer, and cultural leader. Marika's works reflect the traditions and stories of the Yolngu people of the Cape York Peninsula.
  • Margaret Lawrie: An Australian anthropologist and author known for her extensive documentation of Indigenous Australian cultures, particularly those of Cape York Peninsula.
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