Piotr Bozyk (Working life in Western Australian Government Railways) in Kalgoorlie.
During all of his working life in Kalgoorlie my uncle Piotr Bozyk worked as a fettler (a member of a gang who repair railway lines). He was employed by the Western Australian Government Railways.
(Photo Piotr Bozyk)
The employment record for Mr Bozyk is held in the State Records Office, Alexander Library, Perth, Western Australia. Reference No. CONS5660/1. Mr Bozyk was employed by the Western Australian Government Railways on track maintenance work.
These are the details shown on his record card – Piotr Bozyk born 17 May 1912
-Temporary Repairer (Kalgoorlie) 9 June 1950
-Repairer (Kalgoorlie) 6 March 1953
-Trackman (Kalgoorlie) 21 January 1973
-Retired 17 May 1977
Railway lines Kalgoorlie.Western Australia. 1949.
The Transcontinental railway line across the Nullarbor Plain 1949
Photo: Cliff Bottomley. 1949.Courtesy: National Library of Australia.
Bullabulling old railway watering point on Perth Kalgoorlie line, Western Australia, 1962.
Photo: Hartley. W
Thursday Islanders secure the last sections of rail linking the standard gauge
railways at Kalgoorlie. 1968.
Kalgoorlie Railway Station, Western Australia