End of an Era

In December 2005, the FJ Factory and operations in Warrnambool closed down.  By that time, there were 12 staff working at the Pleasant Hill Warrnambool Factory, while in the late 70's there were well over a thousand workers at the factory.  

Poem in the FJ Factory in November, 2005 - just before the factory closed down.  Photo: Shared by Tim Carlton. Poet unknown.
The last remaining 12 staff told their story in the Warrnambool Standard article End of An Era published in November, 2005. Thanks to Tim Carlton for sharing the article from his scrapbook.   
November, 2005. Fran, Don, Sue and Glenda - some of the last of the FJ staff at Pleasant Hill, Warrnambool. Photo: shared by Tim Carlton

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