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   Michael Houareau


Michael (Mick) Gabriel Houareau

House: Junior/Intermediate/Clive
Years: Jan 1953 - Dec 1956

I went through Junior, Intermediate and Clive houses. During that time, ‘Flakey’ Fletcher was Headmaster and Ken Fyfe was my Housemaster. Some of the teachers that come to mind are “Baldy” Lamont, Mr . Maclellen-Sim (art), John Horley, Mrs. Cook, “Stalky”, and the music master whose name escapes me.

On leaving school I did a five year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship in the Nairobi Railway workshops. As an apprentice I stayed in the Railway Training School Hostel (Mackinnon House). After serving my time I stayed on until March 1969, at which time my wife and I with our 4 year old daughter Debbie migrated to South Australia. I got a job as a fitter / turner with Chrysler Aust. Ltd. in Adelaide - they were subsequently taken over by Mitsubishi Motors in about 1983. I stayed with them until I retired in Nov. 2001.

We live in Port Noarlunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula about 30 Km from Adelaide. I indulge in my hobby of woodworking and have a well equipped workshop. This keeps me fairly busy. I also do some voluntary work in the local area.

Astrid and I like to travel interstate occasionally to visit friends and relations scattered over the various states. Our eldest daughter and her family are in Brisbane, Queensland. Our other two girls live locally ...... we have 5 grand children (2 in Brisbane). We are reasonably healthy and are enjoying retirement.

(Registered - 6th April 2007)

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