Canning Who's Who
Distinguished and Famous people from Canning
John Curtin (1885-1945)
John Curtin was an Australian politician and the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1941 until his death in 1945. Born in Creswick, Victoria, Curtin moved to Canning at a young age.
Ben Cousins (born 1978)
Ben Cousins is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was born in Geelong, Victoria, but later moved to Canning.
Alicia Coutts (born 1987)
Alicia Coutts is a retired Australian swimmer who has won multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games medals. Coutts was born in Brisbane, Queensland, but grew up and trained in Canning.
Simon Katich (born 1975)
Simon Katich is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Australian national team and Western Australia in domestic cricket. He was born in Middle Swan, Western Australia, which is within the Canning region.
Belinda McKinlay (born 1966)
Belinda McKinlay is an Australian former field hockey player who competed in the 1988 and 1996 Olympics. She was born and raised in Canning.
Isaac Smith (born 1988)
Isaac Smith is an Australian rules footballer who currently plays for the Geelong Football Club in the AFL. He was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, but grew up in Canning.
Jessica Marais (born 1985)
Jessica Marais is an Australian actress known for her roles in popular TV shows such as "Packed to the Rafters" and "Love Child". She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but considers Canning her hometown.
Brett Rumford (born 1977)
Brett Rumford is a professional golfer who has won multiple tournaments on the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. He was born in Wagin, Western Australia, within the Canning region.
Samantha Stosur (born 1984)
Samantha Stosur is an Australian professional tennis player who has achieved success in both singles and doubles competitions. She was born in Brisbane, Queensland, but her family later moved to Canning.
Casey Dellacqua (born 1985)
Casey Dellacqua is a retired professional tennis player from Australia who achieved her highest singles ranking of World No. 26. She was born in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up in the Canning region.