Notable current and former residents of Woolgoolga
Jack Thompson, a resident of Woolgoolga, won Cannes and AFI acting awards for the film Breaker Morant (1980). He was the recipient of a Living Legend Award at the 2005 Inside Film Awards. Jack has played a vital role in the organisation and running of community events both in Woolgoolga and surrounding regions.
Emma Moffatt, two-time women's triathlon world champion, attended Woolgoolga High School. Emma won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and will compete in the London 2012 Olympics.
Cadel Evans, who also attended Woolgoolga High School, is an Australian professional racing cyclist and winner of the 2011 Tour de France (the first Australian to do so).
Rees Duncan, a resident of Emerald Beach, won the World Waveski Championship in 1989, 1991, 2007 and 2009.
Harley Ingleby, also a resident of Emerald Beach, 6km south of Woolgoolga, is an Australian professional longboard surfrider. Harley won his first World Longboard Championship title in 2009.Air Marshal
Sir Charles Read, RAAF Chief of the Air Staff from 1972 to 1975, has lived in Safety Beach, Woolgoolga, as of 2010.
Don Clinch’s list of notable individuals and families of Woolgoolga (as of 5 July)
Allan, Colonel ‘Blue’
Anderson, Capt John & brothers
Arkan, Clr John
Clarke, Trevor (surf club)
Cronberger family, Arthur & Ors.
Crouch, Allan OAM
Dun, Clr HWB
Fountain, Clr Fred
Ganderton, Jackie & family
Graham, ‘Con’ (Wharfinger)
Hall, Oswald & family
Hallwood, George (Grafton/Wga SC)
Harper, Dr Cecil
Hart, Dave (Storekeeper)
Joass, Clr Clive
Lee Hubert family
Malley Lt Commander
Marsh, C W (Policeman)
Meyer, Bill (Grafton/Wga SC)
Notaras family (Grafton)
Newman, COR & family
Newman, George (Postmaster)
Parbery, Duncan (Wharfinger)
Pullen family (Wharfinger)
Richards, ‘Billy’ family (Storekeeper)
Robinson, Clr Ron & family
Rogers family (Wharfinger)
Rudder family (Red Rock)
Sare, William (Storekeeper)
Sharp, Frank & family (Mullaway)
Singh, Teja & family (Sikh priest)
Skinner family (Moonee)
Sykes, A F & family
Taylor family (Corindi)
Thompson family (Upr Corindi, Wga)
Wilson, W C & family
(tba: add others, including indigenous & more Sikhs?).
Notable current and former residents of Coffs Coast
George Negus, author, journalist, and current affairs presenter
Wendy Matthews, singer
David Helfgott, concert pianist
Liz Cambage, basketball player
Danny Glover, actor
Andrew Farrar, Kevin Gordon and Clint Greenshields, rugby league footballers
Deborah Knight, news journalist for the Nine Network
Sean Murray, actor, plays Timothy McGee on American crime drama NCISs
Russell Crowe, actor
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