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The following sections are recollections of people covering the “good old days” of the factory and village. These sections, again in no particular order, provide additional great insights on the way of life as it was then. Some of the names mentioned e.g. Murray, Kavanagh, Weller, Hewitt, Buchan, Roche, Lee, O’Brien, O’Neill, Johnson and Woolahan are surnames that I knew or were around in my time.

Read about the “new chum” who took on three large black mambas and survived or the bloke that scored 304 not out in a cricket match against the Transvaal.  Read about Father Byrne’s interviews with some of the Irish pioneers or read Dr Dodd’s notes on early staff members, three of which obtained Doctor of Science degrees for world-changing research.  This included Dr Dodds himself who set up the sugar experiment station at Mt Edgecombe in 1924.


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