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Christopher Paul MUNDAY

Official No: R95759 Aged: 16 years Joined: 9th October 1966
Division: Rhoades Home Port: Hobart Discharged: 1972


Postings: Leeuwin, Cerberus, Sydney, Penguin, Hawk
Notes: Married in 1974.  Still married after 30 years with 2 children and 2 grand sons.  Both children joined the Navy – my father was also in the Navy.  In the hospitality game having owned 2 hotels, leased one, currently owner/manager of restaurant, and have followed my love of music throughout the years singing and playing guitar, from cabaret, country and rock.
Current Occupation: Retired
1966 Chris and Janet 2002


Vung Tau ferry, onto Cerberus for SBA course, to Penguin, back to the Sydney and on to the Hawk and out in 72.

Ran a nightclub in Hobart for about a year and then went to NZ to dive for abalone.  That did not eventuate as nobody told us you were not allowed to use air (only snorkel).  Got another nightclub up and running and met my wife to be there. Married Janet and had our first and only daughter (who was serving on the HMAS Westralia during the fire) and returned to Hobart about 28 years ago.  During all this time (including the navy) I was in rock n roll bands as lead singer.  Worked at a mental institution for a couple of years with my wife and left in 1977 to have our son Justin (also serving in the Navy mainly on HMAS Kanimbla) and to do music full time.  With the local success of my rock band DC TENZ, we decided to tour the mainland and ended up in central NSW mainly Port MacQuarie for about 2 years before returning to Tasmania.

In 1982 Janet and I leased a pub in Hobart which the band had been filling for a while and ended up buying the freehold.  During ownership of the Hobart pub we also bought one in the north east called 'The Pub In The Paddock' in Pyengana and leased that out for a couple of years.

In ’92 we sold the Hobart pub and went immediately to “The Paddock” and spent three years operating and restoring that pub.  Sold in May ’95.

Thought we had retired but soon got bored and leased with an option to purchase another hotel on the west coast at Rosebery.  Didn’t like the place and couldn’t get out of there quick enough.  As soon as our year was up we left to return to our home in the little country town Pyengana where the 'Pub In The Paddock' is situated.

Thought we had retired ( doing the odd music gig ) but got bored again and bought a floating restaurant at a nearby coastal town called St. Helens about three and a half years ago.  Run it as a BYO fresh seafood restaurant catering mainly to the tourists.  Still there.

Still play live music, these days with my wife on piano and me on guitar and vocals with computer backing (supplying a full band sound).

We are about to redo all the floatation tanks on the restaurant, changing from steel to plastic and will probably sell soon after to semi retire AGAIN.

Really can’t see us ever doing much more than our music and maybe some part time work for someone else if the boredom bug strikes.


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