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Canberra Talent

By Canfan 14 February 2014 70

While listening to 666 last week, I was surprised to hear (during a review of the new movie Tracks) that Mia Wasikowska (lead actress in said movie) was born in Canberra. I was so surprised that it got me to thinking about how little I hear about Canberra born and/or raised artists – or anyone making an impact on a Global stage.

Are we not ‘breeding’ this talent or are we just not talking about it?  Or (an option which may well be just as relevant) am I listening and reading in the wrong places…?

During our Centennial year I saw advertisements on TV from Reese Muldoon and another lady who I didn’t know (I have been out of the country for a while so that is in no way to say she has limited relevance) talking about being ‘from Canberra’ and what that meant to them.

I wonder if this is something that can/should go further afield – to inspire us – and our children to great things…

Who are you aware of as a great Canberra born/raised success?

What’s Your opinion?


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astrojax 5:42 am 27 Feb 14

Masquara said :

astrojax said :

manning clarke, of course, wrote his major works living in canberra

Mmmm, including the one where he falsely claimed to having been an eyewitness at Krystallnacht?

Um, and Manning Clark was not a Canberran.

i wasn’t vouching for the veracity of his major works, or his origins – only that he was a renowned long-term resident here…

2604 9:54 pm 26 Feb 14

Current NBA player Patrick Mills went to Marist.

Sam Michael, the sporting director at MacLaren F1, is a Canberra boy too.

Masquara 8:05 pm 26 Feb 14

astrojax said :

manning clarke, of course, wrote his major works living in canberra

Mmmm, including the one where he falsely claimed to having been an eyewitness at Krystallnacht?

Um, and Manning Clark was not a Canberran.

Brindabella 7:40 pm 26 Feb 14

bundah said :

Have any of you heard of Frank Gambale, who left for LA back in the early eighties?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gambale

bundah said :

Have any of you heard of Frank Gambale, who left for LA back in the early eighties?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gambale

oui! Frank Gambale! Who remembers Nunzio from the Pro Audio TV ads? He’s his brother. You can see a “Pro Audio” sticker on Franks guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7j2qzs6kmY

bundah 5:35 pm 26 Feb 14

Have any of you heard of Frank Gambale, who left for LA back in the early eighties?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gambale

unclebill 4:59 pm 26 Feb 14

The Whitlams & The Gadflys.

astrojax 3:48 pm 26 Feb 14

manning clarke, of course, wrote his major works living in canberra

pink little birdie 1:36 pm 26 Feb 14

Rob DeCastella lives here and has done for a while.

bundah 1:31 pm 26 Feb 14

Mr Evil said :

Kevin Rudd went to ANU and lived in Yarralumla – does that count for anything?

The criteria was Canberra talent so Ruddie misses out on both counts 🙂

Mr Evil 12:54 pm 26 Feb 14

Kevin Rudd went to ANU and lived in Yarralumla – does that count for anything?

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