Photograph 7495928
Building success in Brisbane. Roy Barber, from 15 Orient Crescent, Leeds, was 10 when he came to Australia 9 years ago and started as a building contractor in Brisbane with only one employee, an apprentice carpenter. Now he is the head of three building firms with 60 employees and a wages bill of 1400 pounds Sterling a week. He started by building houses, now his main interest is industrial buildings and he recently won an 83000 Pound Sterling contract for a new road transport terminal. The Barber home, set in 2.5 acres of rich land on the outskirts of Brisbane has its own boomerang shaped swimming pool. In addition Mr Barber owns a 506 acre dairy and pig farm 40 miles west of Brisbane. Mr Barber, cigarette in hand, checking building plans on the front of his car

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A12111, 1/1960/16/30
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