Mount Isa Mines is one of the most productive single mines in world history of lead, silver, copper and zinc. While working on Oban in 1951 I made many trips into Mt Isa to pick up supplies. The Leichhardt River divided the city into areas known as “mineside” with services and accommodation connected with the mine and “townside” with the main…..
In September 1950 my father J.J.Leahy bought Oban Station 60 miles south-west of Mt Isa, from T.A.Fields Queensland Estates. It had an area of 1016 square miles and was bought with 8,000 cattle and 23,000 sheep. Shortly after it was bought a new Land Rover was bought and driven from Sydney to Oban by my brother Paul and myself. Bill…..
Kathleen Kenny was born in 1928 and I came along in 1930. My first 20 years medically…..
The Meriden School was taken over by the Federal Government, I think, for an Air Force Headquarters during the Second World War. The Government requestioned Welbeck, our home, and made it available to Meriden who used it for their borders. The rails and steps in this photo were erected by the school. The flat area where the girls are standing…..