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ID: 915
Date: 1984
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Description: Moongunya News 1984

Exactly what the article says: Len Moir came to Scottville to live in 1931, with his mother and sister Shirley (who now lives in America) and his brother Boris. His father had started work in Scottville Mine in 1929. Len''s first job in 1933 was as skip cleaner when he was 14. He then worked as a spragger and wheeler, and after two years experience went on to the coal face about 1937. Len spent 25 years on the coal face and in 1962 he was working at No 2 mine as a miner/loader/shuttle car driver and roof bolting, when mechanisation was first introduced. After coming to the surface in 1970 Len worked many jobs including: gardening and cleaning the workshops until retiring in 1978. Len married Daphne Poole in 1943, and they have one daughter Elaine and four grandchildren. They both play golf, starting at the age of 15 at the Scottville golf course. Then also played rugby league until he was 33. His team won for the first time, the "B" Grade North Queensland Championships, both Northern and Southern zones in 1940. In 1941 Len played in the first Whitsunday team against Cairns and were finalists in the "A" Grade competition. WHO? WHERE? John Harrigan is Apprentice Master and has been employed at CCP for the last two years. He runs an off-the-job training establishment to aid in the training of apprentices, with the State and Commonwealth governments and TAFE College regarding the training and welfare of apprentices in Collinsville. John, and his wife Jan and daughter Rowens live in Collinsville with two sons - Warren and Grant, living in Mount Isa.

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:daughter in write up should be Elaine

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