LIST GROWS: Famous people you didn't know hail from Rocky
UPDATE: The Morning Bulletin's readers have shared some more names of former Rocky people who have gone on to make a name for themselves on the national and international stage.
There are a few surprises on the list below.
Here are the people nominated on Facebook by our readers:
1. Wendy Strehlow. Wendy Strehlow starred in Country Practice nurse Judy Loveday. One of my favourites. (posted by Rosemary Colwell)
2. Frank Forde. We have had a Prime Minister Frank Forde and two Queensland Premiers Vince Gair and William Kidston. Also the writer of the movie "Sunday too far away" John Dingwall and Duncan Armstrong. (posted by Roslyn Svensen)
3. Bevan Slattery. Bevan Slattery did alright too... worth over a hundred million in 2010 I think... definitely one of the country's most prominent tech entrepreneurs. (posted by Paul Lawrie)
4. Wayne Blair: No Wayne Robert Blair on this (original) list either. Actor in acclaimed series Redfern Now and directed the highest grossing aussie made film in The Sapphires. (posted by Rick Anderson)
5.Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou: Busby/Marou should be there instead of Kevie who is famously from Ipswich. And who didn't know that the original "Rocket Rod" Laver didn't come from Rocky as did "Rocket Rod" Reddy the former St George and Australian champ. (posted by Ian Dall)
6. Kym Ireland: Kym Ireland represented Australia in women's hockey on many occasions. (posted by Roslyn Svensen)
7. Jason Day: No world number 1 golfer Jason Day on this list, incredible! (posted by Andrew Humble)
8. Christine Anu. Don't forget Christine Anu - spent all her high school years here. (posted by Lisa Anselme)
9. Mick Dittman. Mick Dittman Australian Hall of Fame Jockey from Park Avenue. (posted by Bernadette Bunge)
EARLIER: PERFORMERS, sports stars and an international model, Rockhampton is home to the rich and famous.
Here are 11 residents who left the Beef Capital to take over the world.
1. Hector Hogan, born in Rockhampton, was a local athlete who competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He won the bronze medal in the 100 metres.
2. Rod Laver is an Australian former tennis player who was the No1 ranked professional from 1964 to 1970. In 2000, Centre Court at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne was renamed Rod Laver Arena.
3. Kevin Walters used to run on the local rugby league fields in Rockhampton before becoming a professional rugby league player. He played for the Australian Kangaroos, Queensland Maroons and the Brisbane Broncos. Last year he was appointed head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team.
4. Leanne Benjamin is a former Australian ballet dancer who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. The professional dancer began ballet lessons at the Jan Moore School of Dance in Rockhampton at age four.
5. Karl Stefanovic, former Rocky WIN News reporter, has gone a long way since his days as a young journalist in the Beef Capital. Karl, who is now a co-host of Nine Network's Today show, lived in Rockhampton after completing his university degree.
6. Kerrie and Anna Meares former CQ cyclists Kerry and Anna have made the region proud with their careers as Australian professional racing cyclists. Both women have represented Australia in the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. There are now two streets in Gracemere named after the sisters, Anna Meares Ave and Kerrie Meares Cres.
7. Mark Knowles is best known for his talents with a hockey stick after the local player became a pro. He played for the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League and the Australian men's national team. He won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2014 World Cup, the 2005 and 2012 Champions Trophy.
8. Jamie Dwyer is also a proud Rockhampton local. The hockey player has played over 350 matches for Australia and scored over 220 goals. He has represented Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won gold. He also represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2010 Commonwealth Games and numerous Hockey World Cups.
9. Gretel Scarlett was born in Rockhampton and started dancing locally at age four. She's now a well-known Australian actress and performer. One of her biggest roles has been playing Sandy in the hit production Grease the Musical.
10. Lydia Hunt started her catwalk career on the local runways in Rockhampton before signing contracts all over the world. The international model has worked in Japan, Paris and New York. She has walked in New York Fashion Week a number of times and was the face of Burberry's Blue Label.
11. Cameron Munster is one of Rocky's most recent stars after landing a position in the Melbourne Storm NRL team. The young footballer attended Emmaus College and played with the Central Queensland Capras before being signed to Melbourne Storm. In 2013, he won the Queensland Cup Rookie of the Year award.