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Bribie Island Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Bribie Island

1. Ian Frazer: Born in Scotland in 1953, Ian Frazer is a Scottish-born Australian scientist and medical researcher. He is known for co-developing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which helps prevent cervical cancer. Frazer was raised on Bribie Island and attended Bribie Island State High School.

2. Roy Emerson: An Australian former professional tennis player, Roy Emerson was born on November 3, 1936, in Blackbutt, Queensland, which is near Bribie Island. He achieved significant success during his career, winning a total of 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam doubles titles.

3. Darren Lockyer: Born on March 24, 1977, in Brisbane, Queensland, Darren Lockyer is a former professional rugby league footballer who grew up on Bribie Island. Lockyer is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and enjoyed an illustrious career, representing Australia and Queensland in numerous matches.

4. Katarina Keeler (née Johnson): An Australian Olympic rower, Katarina Keeler was born on October 26, 1964, in Brisbane, Queensland. She grew up on Bribie Island and represented Australia in the 1996 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the women's eight event.

5. Margie Cummins: Margie Cummins, born on August 22, 1982, is an Australian reality TV star who gained recognition after winning the third season of the reality show "The Biggest Loser Australia" in 2008. She was born and raised on Bribie Island.

6. Peter Foreman: Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Peter Foreman is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Brisbane Broncos from 1988 to 1997. He grew up on Bribie Island and began his rugby league career there before moving on to the professional level.

7. Mervyn "Mad Merv" Brown: Mervyn Brown was an Australian professional boxer born on December 18, 1931, in Sydney, New South Wales. However, he is associated with Bribie Island due to his later years spent living there and operating a boxing gym in the area. Brown was a well-known figure in the Australian boxing scene.

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