|Date of birth||16/08/1926|
|Place of birth||Muttaburra|
|Date of death||22/04/1996|
|Age at death||69 years|
Son of Wilford Weir/Gibson & Elsie Beatrice Ah Quee
Husband of Heather Joyce Dixon
Father of –
Peter Brendan b.04/07/1951
Kathryn Anne b.19/02/1953
Cheryl Joy b.22/07/1955
David Alan b.28/06/1958
Lyn Janelle b.02/05/1961 d.21/04/1988 buried Mt Gambier, SA
Wilford worked for Somerset Transport in Muttaburra doing the Muttaburra-Hughenden mail run (from mid 50’s to Jan 1971), which left Muttaburra at 8.00am Thursday and returned Sunday 8.00am from Hughenden.
View photos –
1. – Sunday morning outside 39 Disraeli St, Hughenden just before leaving on the mail run to Muttaburra 1968. Note the water bag & near his right arm a tin trunk containing the films for air cap movies for the next week.
2. – Load of empty fuel drums from Muttaburra mail run, probably a Friday morning 1968.
3. – With son Peter, tarping truck in a storm Saturday afternoon 1969. Writing on driver’s door “SOMERSET TRANSPORT CO PHONE 5 MUTTABURRA”. Just inside the front gate is the trailer of an old Go-Cart belonging to other son, David.
[Photos courtesy of Kathy Forse nee Weir (daughter),
Information courtesy of David Weir, (son)]
Wilford’s next job was for Queensland Rail as a Porter in Hughenden, Mackay then Charters Towers.
|Muttaburra State School|
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|Address||86 Racecourse Road, Charters Towers|
|Date of funeral||29/04/1996|