From her very first job, before she even finished high school, Susan Mosby seemed destined for a career helping people. “I did my primary school at home, on Murray Island in Torres Strait, then went to Herberton in the Tablelands for high school,” recalls Susan.
“I finished my Year 10, and was supposed to go back to Herberton for my Year 11, but they ran short of teacher aides [at Torres Strait],” she remembers. “I started as a teacher aide, and gradually I took over the classes!
”Three years later, she went to Mackay to visit her sister and they both decided to move to Townsville. In 1977, Susan married her husband Norman Mosby at St James Cathedral, and over time they welcomed their daughter Dorothy and son Norman Jr.
Throughout her life, Susan has explored various careers, but returned to her roots, helping people.“I started out as a bus driver for the diversionary centre in 2003, before it was Yumba-Meta’s, back when it was run by the department,” says Susan, who, a few years later applied for a Care Worker position.