Early in­tro to in­dus­try for Al­lan

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

Al­lan Wat­son has worked in the trans­port in­dus­try for over 40 years and is the owner of Mathoura Bulk Grain & Fer­til­iz­ers, which also has de­pots in De­niliquin and Echuca.

Mr Wat­son has been in­volved in a va­ri­ety of ar­eas in the trans­port in­dus­try over the years, from cart­ing stock to fer­til­izer, and is still ac­tively in­volved in the ev­ery­day run­ning of his busi­ness.

His driv­ing ca­reer started when he was just 16 years old, in Dig­ger’s Rest where he at­tained his trac­tor li­cence.

He took full ad­van­tage of this li­cence and hired him­self and his trac­tor out across the Bulla Shire for 12 months.

Next came his truck li­cence and the pur­chase of a tip truck that was used for con­tract work for the con­struc­tion of the Calder Race­way.

When he was 19 his fam­ily bought a farm south of De­niliquin.

A year later, Mr Wat­son pur­chased a prop­erty in Mathoura with his brother, Robert.

Dur­ing his time at ‘Bel­mont Park’, Mr Wat­son had up to three tip­pers and four stock crates in op­er­a­tion.

He would cart grain to Mel­bourne and bring back bagged and bulk fer­til­izer.

In the late 1980s he start- ed a grain stor­age and fer­til­izer de­pot in Mathoura, which he still runs to­day across three sites — with two truck and dogs, one semi and nine spreader trucks.

Al­lan Wat­son and his wife Mesh at Fri­day night’s in­duc­tion din­ner.

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