Peter Garrett

Birth Name: Peter Robert Garrett

Place of Birth: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 16 April, 1953

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Northern Irish, German

Peter Garrett is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist, former politician. He is the lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil. He was a Member of the Australian Parliament for Kingsford Smith, from 9 October, 2004 to 5 August, 2013, Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts, from 3 December, 2007 to 14 September, 2010, and Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, from 14 September, 2010 to 26 June, 2013.

He is married to Doris Ricono-Garrett, with whom he has three children.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Tom Vernon Garrett (the son of Thomas William Garrett and Helen Alice Maud Applewhaite). Peter’s grandfather Tom was born in London, England. Peter’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Wollongong, New South Wales, the son of Thomas Garrett and Mary Ann Elizabeth Creagan. Helen was the daughter of John Lythcote Applewhaite and Lucy Hannah Langdon.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Nora Ellen Magill (the daughter of Martin Magill and Nora Marshall). Peter’s grandmother Nora was born in New South Wales. Martin was the son of William John Magill and Jane McIlrath. Peter’s great-grandmother Nora was the daughter of Henry/Harry Marshall and Ellen King.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Leonard Basil Collin (the son of John Collin and Adelaide Maud Hillier). Leonard was born New South Wales. Adelaide was the daughter of Isaac Hillier and Elizabeth Pybus.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Emily Jane Bateson (the daughter of John Bateson and Amelia Adelaide Haar). Emily was born in Victoria, Australia. John was the son of Josiah Bateson and Elizabeth Newman. Amelia was the daughter John Fredrick Haar and Wilhelmina Ernestina Juliana Russack.

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