Prahran, Victoria - Notable People

Notable People

  • Graham Berry - Colonial politician, and 11th Premier of Victoria, was a grocer in Prahran in the 1850s.
  • Maurice Blackburn - Australian lawyer and Labor Party politician, who died in Prahran in 1944.
  • Raelene Boyle - Australian athlete, who worked for the Prahran City Council as a landscape gardener.
  • Barlow Carkeek - Victorian and Australian cricketer died in Prahran in 1937.
  • Walter Joseph Cawthorn - Soldier, diplomat and a former head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) was born in Prahran in 1896.
  • Percy Cerutty - Eccentric athletics coach of Herb Elliott was born in Prahran in 1895.
  • Arthur Henry Cobby - Leading air ace in the Australian Flying Corps during World War I was born in Prahran.
  • John "Jack" Edwards - Test cricketer, was born in Prahran in 1860.
  • Mark Evans (musician) - Bass guitarist with AC/DC from 1975-1977.
  • Lisa Gerrard - Australian musician and singer, part of the music group Dead Can Dance, lived in Prahran.
  • Herbert Hyland - Investor and Country Party politician, was born on 15 March 1884 in Prahran.
  • Gertrude Johnson - Soprano and founder of the National Theatre, born in Prahran in 1894.
  • Chris Judd - Carlton Captain, has a luxury home in Prahran.
  • George Hodges Knox - Australian politician, after whom the City of Knox is named, was born in Prahran in 1885.
  • Sam Loxton - Australian Test cricketer, played for Prahran in Victorian Premier Cricket, later represented the area in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
  • Rebecca Maddern - Seven News Presenter.
  • Dr. John Marden - Headmaster, pioneer of women's education, and Presbyterian elder, was born in Prahran in 1855.
  • Paul Medhurst - Collingwood footballer, currently living in Prahran.
  • John Safran - Documentarian and media personality.
  • Sir John Armstrong Spicer - Attorney-General in the Menzies government, was born in Prahran in 1899.
  • Henry Tate - Poet and musician, was born in Prahran in 1873.
  • Brian Taylor - Former Australian rules footballer and coach of Prahran Football Club in the VFA.
  • Eliza Taylor-Cotter - Actress
  • George Tolhurst - Composer. Composed the first oratorio Ruth, in the Colony of Victoria and first performed in 1864 in Prarhan.
  • Keith William "Bluey" Truscott - World War II ace fighter pilot and Australian rules footballer, was born in Prahran in 1916.
  • Harry Frederick Ernest "Fred" Whitlam - Crown Solicitor and father of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was born in Prahran in 1884.

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