ANGUS, Ray

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Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2012.

Ray Angus got his start driving trucks in the Millmerran district carting produce and farm machinery. He later worked for AR & DW Keith Livestock.

He started with Wridgways Removals in Brisbane as an owner driver in 1960 with an S Bedford with a 35 cubic ton pan and ran between Brisbane and Townsville. In 1964 Ray upgraded to a new TK Bedford and started on the Brisbane to Darwin run for Wridgways.

Ray then went to a B Model Mack and continued to run as a sub-contractor to Ansett Wridgways. By 1977 he was hauling for both Ansett Freight Express and Ansett Wridgways from Brisbane to Mt Isa and Darwin in a 2233 Mercedes Benz.

Ray’s last truck was a bogie drive MAN that he operated until he came off the road due to ill health in 1992 completing over 30 years and more than a million miles as a subcontractor to the Ansett and Wridgways organisations.



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