Eleven Wall nom­i­nees

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - DENILIQUN TRUCK SHOW & INDUSTRY EXPO WEEKEND -

The De­niliquin Truck Show & In­dus­try Expo com­mit­tee re­ceived 11 nom­i­na­tions for the 2017 De­niliquin & Dis­trict Trans­port In­dus­try Wall of Fame in­duc­tions.

Three nom­i­nees were in­ducted — Neil Scott, Victa Lum­bar (dec) and Al­lan Wat­son. They join 2016 in­ductees Alan and Kathy (dec) Mur­phy and David Grim­i­son on the Wall of Fame hon­ours list.

Other nom­i­nees for this year’s in­duc­tion were:

Clyde started work­ing in the truck in­dus­try about 50 years ago for Max Mitchell car­ry­ing gravel and stone. He bought his own truck in 1974. He worked for Fawns Trans­port, Bruce Ma­son, Alf Jones and Shell Fuel un­til he re­tired in 1999. Sadly, Clyde passed away in 2011.

Ed­die started driv­ing in the 1960s and now at the age of 79 is still driv­ing. He started cart­ing an Al­lis Chalmers D6 Dozer. He has driven for a num­ber a com­pa­nies and owner driv­ers over the years in­clud­ing Coun­try Side Meats at Won­thaggi, Murry-More, John Meyer, Lew­ing­tons, Booths, Lum­bars and McNaughts. He cur­rently drives for Adam Gar­diner from Cald­well.

Her­bert was born is 1893, in Moama. He met his wife Ruth at Bal­ranald and they mar­ried in 1915. They moved to De­niliquin in 1925 where he started a trans­port busi­ness with a horse (called Prince) and cart. Her­bert bought his first truck, a Maple Leaf, and con­tin­ued his trans­port busi­ness cart­ing beer to ho­tels from the De­niliquin rail­way sta­tion. This busi­ness was the be­gin­ning of what was to be­come a much larger, suc­cess­ful busi­ness run by his son Ken, and to­day op­er­ated by his grand­son David ‘Sher­bie’ Grim­i­son. Her­bert passed away in 1969.

Ken­neth was born in 1920 in Bal­ranald. He joined the army in 1940 and was a pris­oner of war for al­most four years. When the war ended in 1945 he re­turned to De­niliquin and started his live­stock trans­port busi­ness with a 1942 Ford V8 side valve. He was work­ing in op­po­si­tion to his fa­ther Her­bert. Ken­neth started with one truck and soon in­creased to eight, trans­port­ing stock all over Aus­tralia. He and his wife Sylvia had three chil­dren — Ian, David and Judy. Ian and David con­tin­ued Ken­neth’s work, with David op­er­at­ing the busi­ness solo af­ter Ian left in 1979.

Ken­neth Wil­liam Rose: Ken was born in Townsville in 1948. In Jan­uary 1964 he started as an ap­pren­tice diesel me­chanic for Dun­can McCal­lum at Rive­rina Truck & Trac­tor and worked there un­til late 1980. In 1972 Ken joined the De­niliquin Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade (now NSW Fire & Res­cue) and was made en­gine keeper, which is a role he con­tin­ues 44 years later. Ken has worked at Deni TAFE as store­man and filled in as a me­chanic teacher part time. He has also worked for Pur­tills do­ing gas de­liv­er­ies and school bus runs.

Les­lie Bond: Les was born in 1947. He left school at 15 and spent two years work­ing on the fam­ily dairy farm. At 21 he ob­tained his truck li­cence and started com­plet­ing lo­cal and in­ter­state runs. His first job was with Les John Trans­port in Hay, trans­port­ing gen­eral freight and stock Aus­tralia wide. Over the years Les has also worked for Scott’s in Mount Gam­bier, Grim­isons and Mur­phys. It was while with Knights Trans­port he be­came an owner driver. Les joined Deni Freighters in 1989, and re­mains an em­ployee there.

Trevor worked in the trans­port in­dus­try for most of his life. He started with Can­nys Trans­port in Wan­garatta, then Moama Grains for a num­ber of years be­fore join­ing Deni Freighters. In Deni he was do­ing Su­ni­crust bread de­liv­er­ies. Mov­ing on to Booth Trans­port, Trevor got into milk cart­ing but re­turned to Deni Freighters to drive B Dou­ble taut lin­ers when the Dairy Farm­ers milk fa­cil­ity closed down. Trevor con­tin­ued to drive through a long-fought bat­tle with stom­ach can­cer, which sadly claimed his life in 2012.

Wayne was born in De­niliquin in 1958 to Neil and Olive Scott. He had a pas­sion for the in­dus­try which could be seen from a young age. Wayne left school at 16 and joined the fam­ily busi­ness with his fa­ther and older brother, Bruce. He ob­tained his rigid li­cence at 19 and started driv­ing the com­pany’s tray truck de­liv­er­ing live­stock. Wayne be­came the youngest semi driver in NSW af­ter ap­ply­ing and be­ing granted a semi li­cence at 19 by the Depart­ment of Mo­tor Trans­port rather than the re­quired 21 at the time, and was then the youngest driver in NSW to carry four decks of sheep. Wayne drove a num­ber of trucks over the years — Volvos, Ken­worths, and a 1985 SAR with a 350 Cat en­gine. Af­ter Neil Scott’s Trans­port was sold in 1989, Wayne went driv­ing for Ian Hood, Deni Freighters, and Lum­bars. He was an em­ployee of Pur­tills, driv­ing fuel tankers and school buses, un­til his un­timely and sad pass­ing in 2010. Wayne was in­ducted into the Shell Rim­ula Hall of Fame in Alice Springs in 2011.

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