Xavier Toby is a writer and comedian. He is the author of a memoir ‘Mining My Own Business’, in which he tells of his experiences working as a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) worker on an Australian mining site during 2012. As a stand-up comedian and in many media appearances, Xavier contributed to the oral history surrounding the boom. For WSJ4, Xavier provides some personal photos from his time as a miner, alongside recordings from his stand-up comedy tour.
His book Mining My Own Business Book 1 – Yell Out if You’re Not Here is available as a free download here.