The Mill Manager's Car, Monsildale, Queensland

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Comments (46)

Bluehaze on November 11, 2010

Hi, great shot...I am pretty sure this is a 1939 Chevrolet ute body made by Holden, parts from Canada. cheers

Ian Stehbens on November 11, 2010

Thanks Bluehaze. I am pretty confident that you are perfectly correct. And thanks for the compliment.


Rainer2 on January 8, 2011

I love those kind of shots. It depicts so many things of an era gone by. Now" lets recycle this one for a New Car; Hey? Nice work" Rainer

Ian Stehbens on January 14, 2011

I am glad you appreciate this subject, Rainer. It may have come down the Brisbane River this week! Thanks for your encouragement.

Ian in Brisbane

cabooltureroy on October 6, 2011

Hi all, in 1930 the saw mill belonged to Hancock and Gore and the mill managers name was mister Keys, I used to go and boil the kettle for him and his wife of the morning before they started work around 5:00am before I went to school and my pay was 5 bob/week. regards Roy

Ian Stehbens on October 7, 2011

I am very grateful for your anecdotal story, Roy. You may have read the following in one of my previous comments:

"The truck is parked beside the stumps of the mill manager's house, and I am confident that no one else in this community would have been able to afford or have the prestige to warrant ownership of one of these!

"I wonder who he was. You never know, but maybe one day I will make that discovery. Someone with a nostalgic interest in Monsildale and who knew the social detail may happen upon this image on GE!!"

Thank you, for now we know more. And you were well paid! Do you have anyway of remembering Mr Keys' first name, of the names of any of his children?

I am sure this and other images, including that of the old school site have been nostalgic for you.

Regards, ImbilIan.

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