IMC Thardu JV was formed in 2017 as a Kariyarra business partnership with Stephen and Barbara Hayter of South Hedland.
The Hayters came to our attention off the back of their strong track record of project delivery in the Port Hedland area and deep ties to their local community.
The JV gained early momentum with the award of a Lubrication Services contract for Roy Hill at their Port Hedland facility not long after formation.
Stephen was actively involved as a Project manager of this work and was advanced in winning additional work for the JV upon his sudden and untimely passing in April 2018.
Stephen is greatly missed and often in our thoughts as we support his surviving widow Barbara who is committed to building on Stephen’s legacy and her own Ngarluma heritage.
Thardu in Kariyarra language means Yandi or dish. In the early days my Grandparents would thrive off the land and would use a yandi for gathering or carrying food. As the wealth of the Pilbara land emerged with the discovery of gold, tin and other minerals, my ancestors used the yandi for prospecting to support their families. Over time prospecting became a main source of income for them. Despite working other small jobs, the group always went back to the bush to prospect until their bodies would no longer allow. Still today, some members of my family continue to prospect the area as a main source of income. By Stephen and Barbara Hayter.