MEET THE WOMEN WHO LOVE HEAVY METAL

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER child care worker Te­gan Bauer never guessed a time would come when she would sit up late in bed read­ing about min­ing reg­u­la­tions.

But it was not un­til start­ing at Goondicum Re­sources last Septem­ber she re­alised how fas­ci­nat­ing the in­dus­try could be.

“I never pic­tured my­self work­ing at a min­ing com­pany,” she said.

“It’s made me a lot more cu­ri­ous about how it works. It’s fas­ci­nat­ing.

“Any time I see the word ‘mine’ on Face­book now, I have a read and my ears prick up when min­ing comes on TV. I was sit­ting in bed last night read­ing about min­ing reg­u­la­tions.”

Mrs Bauer worked in ad­min­is­tra­tion both in the Monto town of­fice and at the mine site.

“Be­ing one of only a few girls is fine. I was the only girl in the room when we were do­ing CPR train­ing the other day and that is fine. Our guys are all re­ally friendly,” she said.

“I started out be­ing just part-time but now I work five days a week. Soon I’ll be at the mine site two or three days a week and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to that.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

KEEN: Te­gan Bauer works in ad­min­is­tra­tion both in the town of­fice and on site at the mine.

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