Sales Representative, Ray White Rural Innisfail
George was born in Innisfail. After completing grade 10 at Innisfail High School, he began employment as an apprentice Hand and Machine Compositor for the then Evening Advocate in Rankin St Innisfail, which was printed daily, Monday to Friday. After becoming a tradesman George decided to try is entrepreneurial skills, creating his own job as a boat salesman for Leonard Motors Marine, then as an Advertising Sales rep for Radio 4KZ and then moved on to manage the Canecutter Tavern.
After Cyclone Winifred George bought the cyclone damaged Panorama Cafe which he refurbished and renamed Famishes Cafeteria. After a couple of years George sold the cafe and bought Alex Campbell Real Estate with a partner, drew up a new logo and renamed the agency Campbell Real Estate. Real Estate sales came to a halt in 19090 after Paul Keating's infamous Pilots dispute so George took over the running of the Crown Hotel for a year.
George longest stint of his life when he purchased the Mobil Service Centre, opened 24 hours, put in a kitchen and started selling his famous Brekky Jaffles and other wet dishes., He suffered many hardships at the servo, cyclones, floods and Coles neighbouring service station commencing discount voucher promotions with 4c per litre off. Not to be out done by a multi national company, George started bringing truck loads of fruit and veges from Brisbane's Rocklea Markets and had the multi national servo on its knees while he offered 24c per litre off liked to his very cheap fruit and vegetable prices. After 16 years in the servo business George sold the lease to Trinity Petroleum, took a few years break and went back to his favourite job, Real Estate. He now intends to stay in the profession until he retires, which will, if all goes well at the ripe old age of 85...
He was good at his job.
Gregory Allan WICKS