Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HIS­TORIC: The orig­i­nal plumb­ing busi­ness owned and op­er­ated by Ernest James Ma­dle (plumber and fa­ther to Ernest "Bully" Ma­dle) was sit­u­ated in the build­ing that is now home to Home Hard­ware in Childers. Ernest made and sup­plied wa­ter tanks to the Isis district and also op­er­ated a fuel de­pot. He made ra­di­a­tors and mud­guards and pro­vided panel beat­ing and spray paint­ing ser­vices. He left Childers briefly to work at Shell in Syd­ney but came back to raise his fam­ily be­fore leav­ing for Dar­win dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Thanks to Lynne Ma­dle for shar­ing this piece of his­tory with us.

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