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An old photo of Granite Town, the small township that was constructed to house the quarry's employees.

Community celebrates quarry’s 90th anniversary

A community has celebrated the 90th anniversary of its local quarry as it considers plans to incorporate the story of the site’s heritage into a nearby park. Read more »
From navvies to driverless trucks, vehicles have evolved in Doug Prosser's lifetime.

Oral history project receives grant

A volunteer-led project that will record a community’s quarrying heritage has been granted more than $68,000 in funding. Read more »
As the years rolled on, Jacko grew into one of the most capable, efficient and skilled operators around.

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Chris ‘Jacko’ Jackson: From playing to driving real ‘Tonka toys’

This is an abridged version of a eulogy delivered by Danny Karreman about his childhood friend and fellow quarry worker Chris Jackson who passed away in late 2013. Read more »
As Holcim’s Queensland reserves manager, Kyle Waye (foreground) had the challenge of gathering knowledge on all of Holcim’s Queensland quarry reserves and operations.

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Kyle John Waye: Technical specifications guru

Rebecca Clemmey pays tribute to Kyle Waye, whose geological and technical specifications expertise was invaluable in all aspects of aggregate production. Read more »
Mike Cooper (back, right) with Ron Delaney (second from left) and members of the Hap Seng Sabah management team at Telipok Quarry in October 2012.

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Mike Cooper: Decisions, decisions

The path to a career in the quarry industry sometimes follows some strange turns. Mike Cooper once considered a future as an architect before taking a right-angle bend to become a quarryman. Doug Prosser reports. Read more »


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