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In 1962 Eddie and Bonita moved their young family to Townsville.

Their first child Eddie Junior had reached pre-school age, but there were no kindergarten facilities out west.

They had also saved enough money for a deposit on a house.

Koiki and Bonita raised seven children of their own, as well as adopting, island style, three more from their extended family.

After he moved to Townsville, Eddie found himself a job at the Townsville Harbour Board, as a deckhand on the tug boat Lalor.
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