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Brett Worner
Branch: NSW/ Hunter sub-branch
Birth: 10 February 1969  
Home Town: Southern Highlands NSW
Last Occupation: Quarry Manager Hanson, Kulnura NSW
Date of Death: 15 July 2015


Brett Lindsay Worner was born at Bowral 10th February 1969, youngest of five, he attended Mittagong Primary School, then Bowral High, no doubt in his early years he may have come across a bit of local basalt or Hawkesbury Sandstone that may have planted some seeds (or grains) of interest for things to come.
He attended Wollongong University for 18 months, doing Engineering, this was not Brett’s thing so he then moved to Western Australia to live with family and commence work in the mining industry.  Locations included, Telfer, Brome, Cue, Marvel Loch and Laverton, extracting many commodities including Gold.

Brett married Sam in Alaska and then they settled in at Australind, Western Australia with their 2 boys for a number of years, where Brett was manager of Giacci Quarries at Bunbury.  Brett then changed jobs and became Quarry manger/ Contract crushing Manager for Pioneer Concrete and roamed all over the State.

Brett and the family then moved back to NSW in November 2002, where he became manager of the Kulnura Quarry on the Central Coast.

Brett was a valuable and much liked member of the IQA Hunter Committee for many years, always quick with a smile and big hand shake. He helped us through our loss in 2014 of Lindsay Maloney, as we raised money for his family.  Brett’s legacy is difficult to measure, Brett’s family and the quarry industry is the poorer with him gone.

“Keep makin’ those big rocks smaller, mate”

Greg Thomson – Hunter IQA Secretary