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The Latrobe Valley Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Latrobe Valley

Latrobe Valley, located in Victoria, Australia, has been home to several distinguished and notable individuals. Here are some of the famous people associated with this region:

  • Gippsland Lakes. Gippsland Lakes, the largest network of inland waterways in Australia, is located in Latrobe Valley.
  • James Morrison (born 1962), an internationally renowned jazz musician, was born in Latrobe Valley. He is known for his skills as a trumpeter and has performed with various musical legends across the globe.
  • David Foster (born 1949) is an Australian rules football player who originally hails from Latrobe Valley. Foster achieved great success during his career, playing for AFL clubs Collingwood and North Melbourne. He is considered one of the most talented ruckmen of his generation.
  • Stephanie Alexander (born 1940) is a highly regarded Australian chef, restaurateur, and food writer. While not originally from Latrobe Valley, Alexander has made significant contributions to the culinary arts and has influenced many aspiring chefs in the region.
  • Greg Combet (born 1958) is an Australian politician and union leader. He was a Member of Parliament and served as Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from 2010 to 2013. Combet was born and raised in the Latrobe Valley.
  • Shane Jacobson (born 1970) is an Australian actor and comedian who was born in Latrobe Valley. He is best known for his role as "Kenny" in the film of the same name, which earned him critical acclaim and worldwide recognition.

These individuals have not only brought fame to themselves but have also brought pride to the Latrobe Valley region, showcasing the diverse talents and achievements that hail from this area.

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