Skip to main content
Flag of Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

Territory of Norfolk Island Australia-Oceania Kingston 2,210 inhabitants 36 sq km 61.39 inhabitants/sq km Australian dollars (AUD) territory of Australia population evolution

Famous people from Norfolk Island

Here is a list of famous people from Norfolk Island. Curious if anybody from Norfolk Island made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Philip Parker King

Military Person

Admiral Phillip Parker King, FRS, RN was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.

Malcolm Champion

Swimmer

Malcolm Eadie Champion was New Zealand's first Olympic gold medallist, and the first swimmer to represent New Zealand at an Olympic Games. He won a gold medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a combined team with Australia, competing as Australasia. Champion was born in 1883 in Auckland and taken to Norfolk Island, at a young age. His mother, Sarah Clara Quintal, descended from the Bounty mutineer Matthew Quintal. His father Captain William Nhill Champion was a sea captain who traded around the Pacific. Malcolm later worked on his father's ships and by the end of the 19th century was living in Auckland. Between 1901 and 1914, Champion won thirty-two New Zealand national titles, at one point holding the titles for every distance between 220 yards and one mile. Champion was suspended at the end of 1902 by the national swimming association for failing to pay registration fees and was allowed to re-enter the sport in the southern summer of 1907-08. His suspension has often wrongly been called a life ban for professionalism. In 1911 he was the long-distance champion of England on the Thames. He had also represented Australasia at the 1911 Festival of Empire at The Crystal Palace, an early forerunner to the Commonwealth Games, where he pulled out of the mile race.

Alfred Hart Everett

Deceased Person

Alfred Hart Everett was a British civil servant and administrator in Borneo as well as being a naturalist and natural history collector.

Maria Jane Mackay

Nurse

Maria Jane Mackay was a New Zealand founding mother, midwife and nurse. She was born in Norfolk Island on 21 July 1844.

William Lee

Politician

William Lee also variously known as William Smith and William Pantoney until 1816 was an Australian pastoralist and politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly between 1856 and 1860.