Characters of the 2015 Hall of Fame: Terry Mumford

By: Greg Bush, Photography by: Greg Bush

Terry Mumford accepted Hall of Fame recognition on behalf of his late father.

Characters of the 2015 Hall of Fame: Terry Mumford
Terry Mumford was at Alice Springs to represent his late father and 2015 inductee George.


Alice Springs’ population grew markedly in late August when thousands of people from all over Australia attended the annual Road Transport Hall of Fame and the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame ceremony.

Terry Mumford made the trip from his home in Victoria to accept a medal on behalf of his father, who ran Mumfords Removal and Storage and passed away three years ago.

Terry started out in the family business but he opted out of the trucking industry when it came time to update his old Kenworth W model log truck.

Terry is now one of the managers at Austimber Harvesting and Haulage in Morwell, Victoria.

"I look after all the bush crews," he says.

Terry was in town accepting the medal for his father, George Mumford, who passed away three years ago.

"I worked for dad for a long time," Terry explains.

"I started off driving a Thames Trader, and then I drove a Commer, and a 180 Inter with a Cummins in it. I did a bit of interstate in that."

Terry says George would have loved being inducted, his father having visited Alice Springs years ago during his retirement.

"My sister brought dad and mum up here, and dad read every word on every wall in every room," Terry says.

"They couldn’t get him out of here then, so he’d probably be smiling down now."


You can read the full story in the October edition of Owner//Driver.

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