Photograph 7450171
Dutch carpenter, Andre Kuys, could not become accustomed to Australia's five-day working week, so he started a small sawmill in his spare time as first step towards becoming a building contractor. Mr Kuys, 45, from Sittart, received so many orders from farmers near his mill for packing cases that he had to give up carpentering and run the mill fulltime. He now has a minimum of three employees depending on orders and supplies packing cases to farmers and to machinery and furniture manufacturers. The mill, on two acres of land near Brisbane, uses young pine tree thinnings from re-afforestation plantations. Mr Kuys

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A12111, 1/1960/16/291
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