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Peter POWELL (1934-1985)

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Peter POWELL, Peter Powell-2

1 Peter POWELL (1934-1985) [152], son of Charles Edward Powell PENFOLD (1897-1970) [121] and Ida Mavell BURSILL (1914-1990) [122].

Born 4 Feb 1934, Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia. Died 20 May 1985.

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Peter started working in the mining industry in 1951 as a Survey Chainman and Underground Miner with Great Western Consolidated (later a subsidiary company of Western Mining Corporation) at Bullfinch. From 1951 to 1967, he combined part time study at the Western Australian School Of Mines in Kalgoorlie, while working in a variety of positions at Bullfinch, Norseman and then Kalgoorlie. During this time Peter completed his Underground Supervisors Certificate, Mine Managers Certificate and 1st Class Mine Managers Certificate. In 1967, he qualified with a Diploma of Mining and from 1968 to 1971 was Production Superintendent and Production Manager at Mount Charlotte and Fimiston for Gold Mines of Kalgoorlie( Aust) Ltd. In 1971 Peter joined Western Mineral Sands Pty Ltd (which became Westralian Sands Ltd) as Production Superintendent and acted as Manager of this operation from 1973 to 1975. In 1977 he was made Operations Manager of Westralian Sands, a position he held until he died on the 20th May 1985 from an aneurysm to the brain. A mineral sands concentrator was named in his honour (Powell Concentrator).

FROM PENFOLD TO POWELL - THE STORY OF OUR FAMILY by Julie Hughes-Owen

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