Eileen chalks up 80 not out

CELEBRATION: Family and friends of Eileen Killeen gather for her 80th birthday at the Buffs Club. Photo: contributed
CELEBRATION: Family and friends of Eileen Killeen gather for her 80th birthday at the Buffs Club. Photo: contributed

Local Mount Isa identity Eileen Killeen celebrated her 80th birthday at the Buffs Club on Saturday, January 27.

It was a joyous affair all her family was present.

They were there to celebrate Eileen’s eight decades of a great life and the big list of guests included Eileen’s Indigenous sister Charlotte De Satge.

Eileen has a very proud background in the wider North West Queensland region that dates back almost 150 years.

Eileen is the second oldest grand-daughter of John and Margaret Fisher.

John and Margaret lived at Doughboy Homestead on the Leichhardt River and Referee Mine.

John Fisher came to the area in 1881 and Margaret came in 1895 as a new bride.

Margaret’s uncle Peter Cant came to the area in 1875.

Eileen said her family was a true pioneering family with a long history in the region.

She said four generations of John and Margaret Fisher’s family were still living in Mount Isa.