Smiths General Contracting Pty Ltd

March. Robert and Bill Smith borrow six dollars from their brother Roy and open a company bank account. From this humble beginning, their company in its first full year of operation turns over a million dollars. Initially the company concentrates on small contracts for railway maintenance. However, Smiths General Contracting Pty Ltd goes from strength to strength. From 1972 the fortunes of the company accelerate. Larger contracts are successfully carried out in the construction of railway lines for the coal industry. They then gain the contract to lay the railway track to the Port Waratah Coal Loader (John Maynard)