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Year: 2015

George Fitzgerald first driving job was with Petrocarb carting freight to mines such as Jervois and Molly Hill. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, he worked for RPM (Rogers, Petricks & Mengels) now known as Tanami Transport carting livestock throughout the Territory and Queensland.

During the mid 1970s George started with Northern Transport carting freight, fuel and relocating drilling rigs for Ian Lovegrove, Ivan Wiese and Ted Smith. In the late 1070s. George worked for Red North (Co-Ord) hauling fuel from Darwin to Alice Springs. In the early 1980s he returned to manage Northern Transport for Tony Smith running a fleet of trucks for Railex from the rail head in Alice Springs to Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin. Northern's also had the fuel contract for Granites Gold Mine and the company also carted freight to many remote communities around the Alice Springs area. George was manager for Northern Transport during their purchase and integration of Fadelli's transport

In the 1990s he started his own transport company known as GKT (George, Karen and Tanya Fitzgerald). His company was contracted to Toll carting mainly freight, fridge pans and dry freight pans from Adelaide to Alice Springs through to Darwin. George's first truck was a C500 Kenworth he then went on to own a fleet of cabover Kenworths and Volvo's.

Sadly there is little information on George's date of birth and death and his immediate family. George was married Karen and together they had a daughter named Tanya. Tragically Tanya passed away in her teenage years. George and Karen remained living in Alice Springs for some time after the death of their daughter. Both George and Karen passed away within six months of each other, dates unknown.

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