Barry was born and raised on the Atherton
Tablelands where his Father was employed as Plymill Foreman at the
timber and plywood mill in Yungaburra. Jim Cooper commenced
work at the mill c1935 but served WW2 years in the RAAF. After
the war he resumed employment at the mill. The photos on this
website were in Jim's collection and except where noted otherwise
seem to have been taken sometime between October 1935 and July 1936.
Jim worked at Brett's Manumbar Mill in SE Qld
and was asked to move to Yungaburra when Brett's formed an
association with Eacham Sawmills in the mid '30s.
Comments and corrections are welcomed.
Photos can be viewed by clicking the link below.