Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

FROM the days of tele­grams to emails, Har­vey postal man­ager Carol Gale has seen ma­jor changes but af­ter four decades with Aus­tralia Post she still loves con­nect­ing with the com­mu­nity.

With gaps of only a few months through­out her ca­reer, Mrs Gale said she loved work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties through­out the re­gion.

“It’s been a great ca­reer, I keep think­ing about re­tir­ing but I keep go­ing back,” she said.

“I’ve worked at a few dif­fer­ent post of­fices around the South West in­clud­ing Bun­bury, Mar­garet Riv- er, Bridgetown, Nar­ro­gin and Col­lie.”

Mrs Gale started at the Gen­eral Post Of­fice in Perth on Fe­bru­ary 1, 1975, with the Post Mas­ter Gen­eral’s De­part­ment shortly be­fore it was di­vided into Aus­tralia Post and Tele­com later that year.

“I started in the Gen­eral Post Of­fice with my dad, he got me the job and I was only sup­posed to work for four days but they haven’t told me to leave,” she said.

In 1986 Mrs Gale moved to Col­lie be­fore be­com­ing postal man­ager in Har­vey where she has since worked for 14 years. “When I started in Col­lie that was back when tele­grams were around,” she said.

Mrs Gale has also been in­volved in the com­mu­nity as a St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teer in Har­vey and Col­lie since 1994.

Mrs Gale said she loved how she was able to get to know peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“Just the cus­tomers, es­pe­cially here in Har­vey, you get to know most of the peo­ple on a first name ba­sis so you can help them out,” she said.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Har­vey postal man­ager Carol Gale cel­e­brates 40 years of ser­vice with Aus­tralia Post.

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