Dunstans is a third generation, family-owned earthmoving and construction business based in Wangaratta, Victoria since 1950.
In the years immediately following World War II, Australia’s population swelled by 70,000 immigrants a year, placing greater pressure on services and housing.
With a pioneering spirit and an opportunity to help build a new Australia, George Dunstan went into business with his son Ray. They bought their first piece of plant, a 1945 Ford truck, and set out to facilitate the booming timber industry by transporting and milling red gum. Four years later, in 1955, the Dunstans built their own red gum sawmill and began to supply major infrastructure projects throughout Victoria.
One year later the father and son team purchased their ‘pride and joy’ – a Caterpillar D6 8U bulldozer used for logging and earthmoving.