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).
I don’t know if you have ever come across the photo above. I found it among some “old stuff” that I was going through.
The photo I’d be fairly confident in saying would have been from between 1938 and 1941.
Each of the blokes pictured worked on “Hansard” (except Fred Viney) and were Old Guv Legends in their own right and would have been recognised by most Government Printing Office workers of that era.
Ron Lahiff’s nephew and niece worked at the Old Guv. Ray Stagg’s daughter worked at the Guv and in the grahic arts industry. Roscoe Peter’s father worked at “The Advertiser” in production. Laurie Coombe’s brother was a Comp in the printing industry (and also in my class at Trade School). Rupert Scott was the brother of Charlie, who was the Head Monocaster at the Old Guv.