Weir, Wilford

Personal Details

First nameWilford
Date of birth16/08/1926
Place of birthMuttaburra
Date of death22/04/1996
Age at death69 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.

– Load of empty fuel drums from Muttaburra mail run, probably a Friday morning 1968.

– 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.

School Records

Muttaburra State School
Start Date1931

Cemetery Record

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LocationSouth Western
Grave number331
Address86 Racecourse Road, Charters Towers
Date of funeral29/04/1996