Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rock'n the Fire-Fighting Life; We Have a Coffee and Chat with Some of Gladstone's Favourite Faces

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rock'n the Fire-Fighting Life; We Have a Coffee and Chat with Some of Gladstone's Favourite Faces

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Name: Barry Maluga

Occupation: Inspector at QFES and Gladstone Amateur Basketball Association Inc president and life member.

Years lived in Gladstone: All my life.

What you love about where you live: Everything. It's a great place to raise the family, with good work options and choices. I've no intention of leaving.

How do you take your favourite drink? Cold and often. Generally a rum and coke sitting on the back verandah with a music DVD playing.

When I was young, my dream was to...be a country and western singer as a kid. That turned south. I got an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner. But these days fire-fighting is a great lifestyle.

When I go out in Gladstone you'll find me ...rock 'n' roll dancing at the bowls club.

My secret talent is...I used to do artistic skating but I also write. …

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