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Taree Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Taree

1. Keith Slater (1918-1998)

Keith Slater was an Australian cricketer, born in Taree, New South Wales. He represented Australia in six Test matches as a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler between 1948 and 1951.

2. Peter Drayton

Peter Drayton is an Australian winemaker born in Taree. He is the owner and operator of Drayton's Family Wines, one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley region.

3. Tenealle Favell

Tenealle Favell is an Indigenous Australian artist from Taree. Her artwork explores themes of identity, connection to Country, and cultural storytelling. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.

4. Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson is an Australian triathlete from Taree. She has represented Australia in multiple international competitions, including the Olympic Games. Jackson has won several national and international triathlon events throughout her career.

5. Brian Booth (1933-2020)

Brian Booth was an Australian cricketer born in Taree. He played as a left-handed batsman and represented Australia in 29 Test matches between 1961 and 1966. Booth later became a respected cricket commentator in Australia.

6. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts, though not born in Taree, spent a significant part of her childhood in the region. She is a well-known British-Australian actress who has received critical acclaim for her roles in various films, including Mulholland Drive, The Ring, and King Kong.

7. Darrien Wright

Darrien Wright is an Australian singer-songwriter from Taree. He gained recognition for his soulful voice and participated in various talent shows, including The X Factor Australia. Wright has released several singles and continues to pursue his music career.

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Bridge on the old Pacific Highway at Taree now bypassed but still used for local traffic thanks to Mike Young