Here beginneth the first day of the rest of the life of Tony (Arab)
Married Christine 9FEB1968
no 1 born: Peter
Left WRE and joined Warburton Franki in sales in some attempt to improve
Left Warburton Franki (thus immediately improving future prospects..ed.)
and moved to WA and worked for Cairns Instrument Services selling and
servicing Test and Measurement and Medical Electronic Equipment.
Left Cairns Instrument Services to pursue a career in self
employment. Took up agencies in sales and service of Test and
Measurement and Medical Electronic Equipment. Son no2 born 1NOV1973.
Sick of renting. Made a big sale and purchased a house. Still
living in it. Dad died.
Christine's father killed in a road accident in SA. I join Tektronix
as State Rep.
Left Tektronix. No good at taking orders I guess. Mother dies
of lung cancer in Adelaide. Purchased some second hand equipment and
set up a jewellery manufacturing business. Still going today.
Obviously I was not meant to work for others.
Purchased a factory and expanded the jewellery business, employing 24
people and manufacturing approx 350 rings per day 7 days a week as well as
other jewellery articles. This went on for approx 7 years, 7 days a
week when the guts fell out of Australia and all staff put off.
Since then we have been a family business enjoying a good living with all
four of us at it.
Jewellery manufacturing still on the slide. Started casting brass,
bronze and aluminium for the antique industry and general industry.
This is still a growing part of our business.
Well here we are at 56 years old. Our retirement is looming. I
currently have two inventions happening: a jewellery production
machine and a hi tech RF induction heating and melting unit for use in
jewellery-mineral analysis and other industrial applications.
Self employment has been very hard work and long hours
but very rewarding. It has enabled us to collect assets, earn a good
living and also travel overseas quite a lot.
I have been a member of the Gosnells Golf Club for 15
years and currently play off a handicap of 11.
A lot of brain cells have gone into remembering all this
See you on 20JAN2001 for an ice cold ale and many