& Wises Farm
A Brief History
A short story of my life
Though the name is Wise, I was not very smart at Buderim State School where the head master often commented, “Wise by name but not by nature”. I accepted his truthful observation, taking no offence, however I countered that with popularity and was later voted in by the students for a period as school Captain for flag parade purposes.
I sat for my scholarship final exam in 1955 with a great final result, I thought, of 30.7%.
I left school at 14 and waited until the 8th of April 1956 when, on turning 15, I was allowed to work for a living. My first real job was a lad porter for the Queensland Railways.
I had enough after 18 months, so resigned and returned home to work with my father on the farm “Palmyra” at Buderim.
I gave flying away and serious farming then became my lifestyle. I soon realized learning is a life long event. A serious negative event started in 1998 and lasted 11 years finally being resolved in 2009, by which time my anger had reached its maximum limit and I felt compelled to share my experiences in a format designed to help others through being made aware.