Raymond Harvey, 1927–2008 (age 81 years)
- Raymond Harvey
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19 monthselder brother
Agency Details Click on the series title to view series details. Agency ID 6105 Title Chadford State School Agency Type Education Provider Start Date 9/3/1908 End Date 24/8/1962 Date Notes N/A Abstract
Provided primary school education
Go to Description... Series Series ID Title From To 2441 Admission Registers - State School 24/8/1910 1/2/1961
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Back to Top Remarks N/A Back to Top Information Sources Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Third Session of 1909 in one volume, p 252 Department of Education. Statistical Returns. QSA EDU/AB1134 Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1911-1912, Vol II, p 31 Corporate Data Unit, Oct 1997, State School Closures Queensland 1947-1996 Back to Top Legislation Establishing N/A Abolishing N/A Administered State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875-1957 Education Acts & Amendments Acts 1964-1988 Back to Top Description Chadford Provisional School opened on 9 March 1908 and was closed during 1909. It reopened on 24 August 1910 as Chadford State School and definitely closed on 24 August 1962. Back to Top Preferred Citation Queensland State Archives Agency ID6105, Chadford State School Back to Top Last updated 9 September 2016 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
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birth certificate marriage certificate. Raymond (Ray) was born in Wallumbilla Hospital & weighed 12 pounds. Lived at Chadford then at Wallumbilla, both places on the Western Downs in Queensland. Ray had a pet lamb which he loved and fed several times a day until one morning the lamb was missing, very distraught, Ray was not pacified until he saw the grave and was told that the lamb had eaten poisonous oleander leaves. The family had lamb chops that night for dinner. Ray was run over by his father backing out of the garage. Ray's two elder brothers ran out and jumped on the running board. Ray thought he could do the same but missed and his father ran over his feet. his mother and brothers screamed out so his father put the car in first gear, went forward and ran over Ray's feet again. They took him to Dr Powers house where Dr Power looked at Rays feet and said Ray's feet only had green fractures and they would be ok. Ray had on anew pair of shoes which weretota lly ruined.
Family moved to Kuraby, part of Brisbane after the financial crash of the 1930. Ray started school at Kuraby at the age of 4 years but moved later to the 8 Mile Plains School. The family had a mixed farm on Millers Rd. Southern boundary wasBeen leigh Rd & the Eastern boundary being Logan Rd (Pacific Highway). Daily activities, up at 5.45 am bring in cows with Lassie, Ray's dog while his father & brothers had breakfast. Ray had breakfast while they milked the cows. Ray deliveredmilk i n billy cans (carried on sticks with notches cut in so the billy cans would not slide off) to Kuraby households while father & brothers separated the milk, fed the calves and chickens Mother cooked breakfast, cut lunches made beds &cleaned the h ouse, and worked on the farm . Boys cleaned up and changed into school clothes. The parents worked the farm while children at school. After school, chores such as cutting cow cane and chaffing it to feed cattle, milking,separating, cutting woo d and collecting chips to light fire next morning. Sometimes the children helped pick the crops which the whole family washed, bagged and packed for the next day's market. At weekends Ray and Betty, his sister they tooka handcart around selling vegetables grown on the farm. The Brisbane Markets at that time did not return the cost of production. Because selling direct was so successful their father then sold their fruit and vegetables from the farm's horsedrawn cart, eventually this w as replaced by a motor vehicle There was no electricity until 1940.
MAIL ADDRESS: 1626 Beenleigh Rd., Underwood, 4119. email HARVEYHISTORY @ BIZMAIL,COM.AU (convert to lowercase before posting, no gaps) TELEPHONE: (07) 3341 2947 . On leaving school Ray worked for his cousin Walter Johnson (no wage, just keep) who had a dairy farm at Rochedale. He milked cows and delivered milk . His next job was as an apprentice butcher for Noel Whithan. They sold the meat direct from the back of a meat wagon, cutting the orders on the spot. This vehicle was powered by a gas producer because of petrol rationing.. The gas producer was a contraption consisting of a large cylinder mounted on front of the car, was lit with chips and then filled with charcoal and sealed. As the charcoal burnt. it generated a gas which was piped into the carburettor to power the motor. Ray was later given a horse and butchers' cart, cutting his own orders at the Kingston Shop beforedeliverin g them to the customers. Hours were long and no overtime paid. First year was 10/-a week ($1.00) when he left, his pay was one pound ten shillings ($3.00) per week for a 3rd Year apprentice. Ray, now 16 , left butchering to work his father's farm, his father was in ill health at the time. This proved too much for the young lad to handle on his own and in 1943 he applied to join the railway 'locomotive division'. He became acleaner, end within three weeks of starting work, was firing steam engines on goods trains. Because of the war and manpower shortage, long shifts were worked, his longest shift, as a fireman was 32 hours straight. Ray joined the Air TrainingCorps No 9 Flight in Brisbane, on reaching the age of 18 years he tried to transfer to the RAAF. but was refused because 'Manpower' a government body controlling essential services would not release him. He tried to resign from the railway butto no avail, and had to see out the remaining war years in the railway. In 1946 Ray's brother Jock asked Ray to start a butchering business with him at Kuraby, which opened for trading as Harvey Bros. in 1947, delivering meat to all areas. Ray built the first butcher shop in Woodridge, now Logan City Central,trading also as Harvey Bros. This shop burnt down the morning after Ray and Dinah announced their engagement and next morning a sign was nailed on the badly burnt butcher's block announcing "Business as Usual, Free Deliveries". Orders werecut at Kura by and delivered until Ray built a new, bigger and better (this time in brick) shopping centre.
After the butcher's shop burnt down, Ray proceeded to build a brick building; housing a butcher's shop and Woodridge's first Self Service Store, which would incorporated the News Agency he purchased from Paul Fulcher, his tenant before the fire. Dinah ran the news agency from a small 6 ft. x 6 ft. building while the new shops were being completed. For a time they operated the two shops between them, but as business grew Ray handed the butchering business over to his father. With hisw ife and staff they managed the Self Service Store and News Agency until selling the lease to McAlans. Ray and John Williamson, (Betty Harvey's husband), started a building business, constructing 'Speck' homes and contract building. During this time Ray & Dinah built a new house on three and a quarter acres of land purchased from his father onBee nleigh Road, where they now live. When John Williamson left the firm Ray carried on the construction business. He built more shops on the Woodridge land, eight in total. These shops were eventually sold and Ray and Dinah purchased a blockof fla ts at West End. A few more years later Ray was very ill and and their block of eight flats were sold. in 1983 with their son, Ian, they purchased a block of units at Coorparoo. Since then they have purchased other block with their sonsRoss & L eigh. 2004, Ray & Dinah still live at "Wivenhoe Park", Beenleigh Road and had manage all of the family properties. Ray is now set to retire at the ripe age of 77 years
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