WAITING at Robert’s Point on Bruny Island to catch the Eubalena back to Kettering recently, we were delighted when a couple of trucks from Adrian Bennett, of Outback Truckers fame, rolled up to catch the same ferry.
Well happily Tehau Spark from Middleton, though originally from Gisborne in New Zealand, found time for a couple of words and a photo when he got out of Adrian’s 1998 Fleetliner tipper, with an E6 454 Mack up front.
He and Adrian were on their way back to Ranelagh after spending a day working at Cloudy Bay, and he smilingly said “the boss is good, the truck is a good rig, and they are a great outfit!”
Tehau has been with them now for two years, and he says he enjoys the job, which is always interesting and with a lot of variety.
“We are usually out in the bush, but we spent the day fixing up the road at Cloudy Bay today.”
“I have been in Australia now for 20 years, the last five or six of them here in Tasmania, and I am loving it. Previously I was a fisherman, but I am enjoying working out in the bush, and now I am hoping I will be on a coming episode of
Outback Truckers,” he said. We asked him how he spent his time off, and he said he enjoyed spending time with the family, and still enjoys going out doing some fishing.