Bill goes full circle
HE DID not have too much to say that could be printed, but Bill Holzberger’s 41 years at Isis Central Sugar Mill have provided the 61-year-old with a lifetime of stories.
Starting on June 26, 1973, Mr Holzberger worked in as many areas as he could.
From uncoupling bins, maintaining boilers and “ages working with the fugals”, there’s not much Mr Holzberger didn’t do at the site.
“I went off shift work about a year or two ago,” Mr Holzberger said.
“I went back to the day shift. When I started I was in Miller’s working gang. We use to go around cleaning the place.
“After that I got into uncoupling the bins and Swanny (Rodney Swan) was down on the tractor.
“I ended up back in the day gang so it’s pretty much been one big circle.”
Mr Holzberger admitted he would miss working at the mill, but he was content with his decision to clock out for the last time.
“I’ve seen too many go until they’re 65 and they’re struggling about,” Mr Holzberger said.
“The health’s started to slip away so the time’s right. You see a lot over the years while you’re here.”