Rod Young "My short time in Darwin 1972"

by Rod Young
(Pottsville NSW)

I drove a truck for short time in Darwin 1972 for a company owned by two men in their early 30's, Boland and Boyle. ( Often wondered where they are now). They had the Tarax soft drink distribution/ agency, and were situated just off the highway at the 9 or 11 mile peg - Can't remember.

My friends and I camped at Mindil Beach. There was nothing there those days.
Also remember the Parap theatre, betting shops and the brewery.
A Darwin Stubby was $2.00.
It was a very isolated but friendly frontier those days.

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Tarax Darwin
by: Anonymous

Rod, the Tarax distributor was in fact Boland & Boylan. I knew Peter Boylan and after cyclone Tracy I never went back to Darwin so I don't what happened to Tarax in Darwin or Peter Boylan.

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