Vale Rodney (Rod) Hayes

February 26th, 2024

Rod worked at the Belmont site on Henry Street (where he also lived) for 26 years starting as Turner and Fitter in the wool division and making his way through workshops, laboratories and later computing. 1989 saw Rod leave the CSIRO and move to Telstra moving the family to Canberra. Rod wrote many papers while working at CSIRO for many Australian / South Pacific symposiums.

The move didn’t last long and the family were back in Geelong before finally moving back to Canberra another year later and Rod starting his own business in his late 50’s – Rod Hayes Computer Management Consultants.

Rod passed suddenly aged 85 years in Ballarat where he moved back to from Canberra in 2018.


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