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   David Horley


David Horley

House: Nicholson
Years: 1951-1953

No real fond memories.... getting 6 of the best from prefects and the head master on numerous occasions for petty infringements. This treatment by the seniors, this I'm told helps build character, not too sure about this.

I worked at Entebbe Airport as a catering officer, then the same at Nairobi Airport, and in the mail and cargo section at Dar-Es-Salaam Airport. Came to Australia in 1963, did several odd jobs, door to door selling, delivering bread and cane cutting. Then a breakfast cook in a flash hotel only because the manager was an ex East African Airways pilot. Got to become the head chef.

Went to Tasmania to marry a Tasmanian and with her family we built and ran a motel for 16 years. During that time I bought a Taxi and ran that for a few years in between cooking, and also got a private detective licence; busy years! Sold the motel and Taxi and got a job as a cook in the merchant navy, and then retired after working up to Chief Steward.

Since retiring I have gone back to college and learnt computers and that is what I am doing now, building and repairing computers and having a ball. I have also taken several courses in massage and am an accredited masseur.

(Registered - 24th January 2004)

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