Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Len and Dawn Mark 50 Years; the Reeds Celebrate Their Golden Anniversary of Marriage Today

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Len and Dawn Mark 50 Years; the Reeds Celebrate Their Golden Anniversary of Marriage Today

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WELL-known Central Queensland residents Len and Dawn Reed will celebrate 50 years of marriage today.

The couple were married by Rev Duncan Harrison on May 7, 1960 at St Enoch's Presbyterian Church, Mount Morgan.

Dawn's bridesmaids were Esma Reed and Heather Rowe (Jensen), while Len's attendants were Len Crane and Ned James.

After their marriage Len and Dawn lived in Mount Morgan where Len worked as an electrician at the Mount Morgan Mine and Dawn taught at Mount Morgan Central School.

In 1972 Len started work at Peak Downs coal mine, and the family moved to Moranbah where they lived until 1974 when Len took up a position at Saraji mine.

This meant moving to Dysart where the family was one of the first to be permanent residents of this new town.

In 1978 a new mine, Norwich Park, opened and Len became electrical and mechanical superintendent.

Dysart was to be their home until 1987, when Len realised his dream to own his own land, and together with daughter Linda and son-in-law Graham (Shorty) Leeder, bought a[approximately]Milroy Downs', a farming and grazing property near Springsure. …

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