Uncle Alexander's Story

Hello, my name is Uncle Alexander Eric Mendo and I am a member of ATSIDNQ.

Uncle Alexander Eric Mendo was born in Tweed Heads on the 15th September 1932, he is a proud Bundjalung Nation Man.

Uncle Alex will be 87 years old this year and has been married for 61 years and is in good health.

Uncle Alex has 7 children, 25 grand children, 16 great grand children and 10 great, great grand children.

Uncle Alex has lived a 'good life'.  In which he worked since the age of 13 years old on a farm receiving 10 shillings per week for his duties.

Uncle Alex also was a truck driver for 30 years in which he travelled to Mount Isa and Townsville a lot.  He was also a fisherman in Moreton Bay for 10 years, and worked at Springbrook and Commera on a banana plantation for 10 years.

Uncle Alex has no regrets in life.  His advice to others and especially young people is to 'set your goals and head for it'.

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