"Joe was on permanent nightshift. He and his marra were responsible for transporting girders inbye. This was 1956 before helmets and safety boots were compulsary, each had a safety pin set horizontally above the peak of their cloth cap on which they hooked their cap lamp, both insisted on wearing casual footwear, a folded hessian sack doubled as a shoulder pad. Joe had the most unlikely physique for the work he did, but no one ever ran short of girders"
Robert Olley ©