Mary and Clayton
moved from Mount Isa to Townsville in 1980 after starting the
North West Queensland Advertiser Newspaper, which they later
operated with Jackie Phillips (Alan's wife). Townsville offered
greater opportunities in publishing, politics and the film industry.
was then Chairman of the North Australian Development Council.
He subsequently was endorsed by the NPA (Q) to contest the seat
of Townsville South and with Mark Louez established the North
Australian Film Corporation to produce films for international
and Mark Louez.
received his initiation into the family business in numerous
ways over the years.
(the Federal President of the Australian National Party) taught
him to drive while spending school holidays on Devoncourt. It
nearly cost Don a truck and his garage.
year Clayton worked as a deck hand for Doug Tarca who built
the first floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef.
every Sunday during the football season, he sold Foley Shield
Football newspapers at the big games throughout North Queensland.
Selling The Foley Shield Football Newspapers