Sawmills of Durundur Introduction & Acknowledgements
The research for Sawmills of Durundur was funded by The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils. If you have something you would like to contribute to this research it would be greatly appreciated.
From the researcher
My first memories of life and involvement in forest industries comes to me from my childhood years growing up in the sawmilling town of Jimna. Waking to the sound of the steam whistle as it called all workers to the job and later how much I loved the fragrant aroma of cypress that drifted across the township of Miles from the sawmills on the outskirts of town. Then still living at home with Mum and Dad, Lance and Honnor Reason in the mill house in Grant Timbers mill yard. However my real introduction to sawmilling and logging was through my husband Brad Grigor and his father Ian Grigor. Forestry is an industry I am proud to be a part of and even prouder of the work these two men have accomplished in their lives in the Forest Industries. Sadly we lost Grandad (Ian) in 1987.
I dedicate this research to him and all the pioneering men and women of the Forestry Industries that came before us. Donna Grigor.
People have been very generous with their time and contributions in getting this web site together. I can’t thank them enough. First and foremost is President of the Woodford Historical Society, Ron Trim. His knowledge is such an asset to our community.
Photographs published belong to the Woodford Historical Society or owners are acknowledged with the photo.
Woodford Historical Society Inc Publications
Lengthening Shadows on Durundur Country
Reflections of the Past Durundur – Woodford Over 100 years
“Milestones” from Durundur to Woodford
Old Days Old ways The People of Durundur/Woodford
Bruce and Helen Page
Family of the late Una O’Brien
Ivan Wild OA and Beverley Wild OA
Jim Bowden – Timberman
Mick and Cheryl Duggan