Gunter Grafenauer

Gunter was born in Austria and migrated to Australia as a young man. He worked in the building industry and then bought Molloy’s Timber in 1975. He developed a thriving timber supplies and cabinet making business which he ran until 2013. He also taught cabinet making classes which were very popular for 20 years.

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Austria; cabinetmaker; migration; carpentry; Molloy’s Timber; Bulli Timbermill; specialty timbers; fine woodworking; woodwork classes; joinery; students; furniture; skiing; Thirroul changes

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Gunter’s business was the subject of articles in local media in its heyday and when he retired in 2013.

Molloy timber Illawarra Mercury July 1992        Classes Northern Illawarra News July 1994

The Good Word Bulli Times 7 April 1995 p 9       Sawmill closing Illawarra Mercury March 2013

Gunter’s photo album