15.  Aubrey Lawson (1915-1977), speedway rider



Aubrey Lawson was born in Warialda, New South Wales. He is still regarded today as one of the best speedway riders Australia has ever produced. Although he rode in nine world finals, gaining in total 73 points (more than any other Australian) the World Title eluded him. 

Lawson achieved his best performance in 1958 when he won third place in the World Title competition. He won the Australian championship five times and represented Australia 84 times. 

After his retirement in the 1960s he promoted the sport at Westmead, New South Wales before moving to Western Australia, where he was involved in the promotion of the Speedway at Claremont.