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Year: 2019

BRIAN HENRY MULDOON ( Mully) was born in Perth Western Australia in June 1944 and was educated in Tocumwal NSW and in Mentone Victoria after his family decided to move interstate. During this time Brian had aspirations of becoming a priest. In later years however, those who knew Brian thought it a most unsuitable calling." When Brian left school he worked at his uncles butcher shop and from there he worked in the insurance industry for a while. When Tullamarine airport was being built Brian was thrilled to get a job driving tip trucks "working for the yanks.

Morrison-Knudsen was an American civil engineering and construction company, with headquarters in Boise, Idaho. They designed and constructed major infrastructure throughout the world including Hoover Dam, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the NASA Vehicle assembly building and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. It was the ideal environment for a keen young man to start his trucking career. After that Brian did a few casual jobs. He worked for Tom Menhennit driving a Commer knocker fitted with the iconic TS3 and also drove for Jim Irvine carting cement. He worked for various transport companies including Finemores, Eastoes, East Coast, Mayne Nickless, Ken Stewart, ID Transport, Wettenalls and Harleys Transport of Finley. Brian later moved back to Western Australia to work for Dowling Transport carting stores to stations up north an carting wool back to Perth. He enjoyed the hospitality of the outback and the isolation of the lonely desert tracks. In later years Brian also did a stint in the Northern Territory working for his nephew carting silage on Tipperary station. He also did some grader driving for his brother John.

Over the next forty years Brian Muldoon became a much loved and well known character of the highway. He loved driving the open road, catching up with his mates at roadhouses and never failed to give someone a hand along the way. Brian Muldoon passed away on 11 May 2018 in Deniliquin, New South Wales. He is remembered as a gentleman of the highway; an old school truckie who was committed to industry and loyal to the many mates he met along his life's journey during his decades of driving. Vale Brian Muldoon.

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