Alec Neilson.

Alexander (Alec) Neilson passed away on 3 July, 2016, after a long illness. He was 88 years of age. Alec was born on 1 July, 1928, in Glasgow, Scotland. At 15 years of age he applied for a job as an Apprentice to Letterpress Machining with Fowlers Printing, Glasgow. The owner of the small print […]

“Sluggo’s Empty Packets of Fags”.

In 1970, Greg “Sluggo” Novice started saving empty packets of fags. He would put every packet he could find in his locker. And there were hundreds of them. I said to him, “What are you going to do with them Sluggo?” “I have a few ideas,” he said with a mischievous grin. When he had […]

“Jobbing Comps 1954”.

JOBBING ROOM CHRISTMAS PARTY 1954Left to Right: Vic Byford (Ian Grunert has Vic’s Leather Motorbike Jacket), Eric ???, Alf Freeman (English chap and ended up Comp. foreman at Griffin), Cyril Barson, Fred Hardwicke, Bruce Lockier, Ambrose Gill and …

Hansard Staff 1938-1941.

Photo: Back Row: Ron Lahiff (Comp/Reader), Ray Stagg (Comp), Roscoe (Ron) Peters (Comp), George Leach (Comp). Front Row: Laurie Coombe (Comp), Hurtle Fry (Intertype Operator), Rupert Scott (Proof Reader) and Fred Viney (Front office). Dear Rod, I don’t know if you have ever come across the photo above. I found it among some “old stuff” […]

Peter Humby.

This Article appeared in the August, 1979 Edition of “Points” Magazine. To many of us a stamp collection is an activity we encourage in our children to keep them quiet and out of our hair. But, to Peter Humby this scarcely could apply. His collection of stamps is superbly presented and catalogued. Peter claims that […]

Ron Fletcher.

Photo: Ron Fletcher in 1979. The late Ron Fletcher was from Perth, Western Australia. He was apprenticed as a Machine Compositor with Perth’s “Sunday Times”. In 1961 he was appointed to the Public Service of Papua New Guinea as an Instructor at the Government Printing Office in Port Morseby. He was responsible for training the […]