Dennis Gill, Friend and Gentleman.


Dennis Gill, Comp and Linotype Operator (Retired)
The Yorke Peninsula Country Times is produced in Kadina, South Australia and is a family owned country weekly newspaper.
It has been in the hands of the Ellis family for quite a number of years.
Nowadays, it is computer typeset, the featured picture above is from the last years of Hot Metal at the Times (in the 1980s).
The Linotype operator pictured above is Dennis Gill, who started his apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Composing Apprentice with the company way back in 1958.
I have known Dennis for the past 55 years and what a good bloke he is. Dennis originally came from the port town of Wallaroo.
The current General Manager of the YP Times is former Compositor and family member Michael Ellis.

About Derwombat

My name is Rod Parham, Hot Metal Compositor. I was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1947. Single with two children and a grandson. I Love History, Movies and Words.