CADD, William

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Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2008.

Cadd Transport started because of a boat strike in 1921.  Around 1910 Bill Cadd's grandfather, William, did a weekly service to Inneston, Cape Spencer and Corny Point, delivering supplies to these towns.  Will took his small truck to Adelaide to pick up fruit, vegetables and general.

Bill's dad, Harold, took over from his father delivering to more towns on the southern Yorke Peninsular.  William Alfred Glen (Bill) started with the trucks in 1947.  Bill's dad retired out of the business in 1980.

Bill took up the reins and kept Cadd Transport going.  Bill's younger son David (Doc) joined his dad the same year, and his older son Robert (Bert) followed three years later.  Another boat strike sent the gypsum from Inneston to Adelaide by trucks.  Cadd Transport had the largest fleet of Bedford trucks in the southern hemisphere at this time carting gypsum and general deliveries.

Today Cadd Transport has changed names to Warooka Minlaton Transport, delivering still to Curramulka, Minlaton, Yorketown, Hardwicke Bay, Port Rickaby, Marian Bay, Stenhouse Bay, Corney Point and Warooka and some other smaller towns.  They have depots in Adelaide, Minlaton and Warooka.  In the early days the trucks left from East End, Adelaide, Franklin Street, North Street, City, Port Adelaide, Fletchers and today McArdle Depot and Gepps Cross.

Bill at the age of 75 still gets to do a trip to Adelaide or surrounds for general, grain or super.  The rest of the time he can be found at Warooka depot, sometimes delivering local freight or attending to customers who bring in cans or bottles as it is a recycling depot too.  Bill and Joan (who works in the office) have been married 51 years and have two sons, Robert and David who jointly run the business today.

David and Jessica have two sons, Matthew and Thomas.  Thomas is very keen with the business.  Time will tell: tradition may carry on to the fifth generation.  Today Bill Cadd can be found taking life a little easier in his retirement.