John Francis (Jack) McCafferty was one of the pioneers of the bus and coach industry in Australia, founder of McCafferty's Coaches and Mayor of Toowoomba for 9 years. Jack was born at Breakfast Creek, Brisbane on 11 March 1914, the son of James McCafferty, a railway engine driver, and Martha. During the depression in the 1930s, Jack operated a milk run with a horse and cart in Wilsonton. Jack McCafferty died on 12 January 1999 at the age of 84 after a 2-year battle with cancer. His funeral was held at St Patrick's Cathedral and was attended by more than 1,000 people.

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  • John Francis (Jack) McCafferty was one of the pioneers of the bus and coach industry in Australia, founder of McCafferty's Coaches and Mayor of Toowoomba for 9 years. Jack was born at Breakfast Creek, Brisbane on 11 March 1914, the son of James McCafferty, a railway engine driver, and Martha. During the depression in the 1930s, Jack operated a milk run with a horse and cart in Wilsonton. On 1 April 1940, Jack began his first bus run, purchasing the Picnic Point to Rangeville service. Later in 1950, he acquired a co-ordinated bus-rail link from Toowoomba to Brisbane. Over the following years, Jack acquired further services, building the McCafferty's Coaches business into an Australia-wide coach service. In 1955, Jack was elected as an Alderman to the Toowoomba City Council and within three years he was the 58th Mayor of Toowoomba, an office he held for nine years until his defeat in 1967. During this time, he came to be regarded as a dynamic Mayor who put Toowoomba on the map. Jack McCafferty died on 12 January 1999 at the age of 84 after a 2-year battle with cancer. His funeral was held at St Patrick's Cathedral and was attended by more than 1,000 people. (en)
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  • John Francis (Jack) McCafferty was one of the pioneers of the bus and coach industry in Australia, founder of McCafferty's Coaches and Mayor of Toowoomba for 9 years. Jack was born at Breakfast Creek, Brisbane on 11 March 1914, the son of James McCafferty, a railway engine driver, and Martha. During the depression in the 1930s, Jack operated a milk run with a horse and cart in Wilsonton. Jack McCafferty died on 12 January 1999 at the age of 84 after a 2-year battle with cancer. His funeral was held at St Patrick's Cathedral and was attended by more than 1,000 people. (en)
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