Picture Courtesy of Barry O’Donnell: When asked by Grant Hofmeyer for a photo of Aad Stegink, this was the best I could do. Aad is the man arrowed towards the back of the pack. Frank Johnson is the man with the suit and arrow in the front of the machine room staff
During 1974 it became evident that even though the new plant at Netley was designed as a letterpress printing facility, photo litho. would be an emerging printing format. Wise minds in the South Australian Government had determined that.
Government Printing would co-locate with Lands Mapping at the Netley complex, giving us two Government Printers for a few months.
Aad Stegink arranged with Lands Mapping to do a secondment to the machine area to learn about the offset/litho. printing process until the move to Netley,
Frank Johnson (Machine Room Overseer) only found out about this from the Government Photo-Lithographer.
Frank Johnson was never very good with remembering staff names and loudly announced to the Machine Room in general,
‘How did Steg-nik arrange a stunt like this?’
The rest of the story is history as letterpress was squeezed into a corner with only Ray Belt and John Fletcher running a few machines.
Pictured: Russell Wight sticks it up the Vics in a kindly and dignified manner after the Game.
This will bring back a few memories for the South Aussies who entertained the Vics in 1985.
Once again our Victorian GPD Cricket Club friends visited us on the January long weekend, one of the best weekends that has ever been. As usual, credit goes to that small band of people who worked tirelessly to make it the great success that it was.
The match: Victoria’s 8 for 140 after its 40 overs seemed like a reasonable score, but was made to look like kids’ stuff by Darryl Platten, 71, and Ross Amiguet, 58 not out, passing the required score with 7 overs and 8 wickets in hand, giving the S.A. boys their third win in a row.
The Saturday Night cabaret was a joyous affair, with the beautiful Tina St Clair and Lew Murray’s band for entertainment.
Even the involvement by members of both clubs in a talent contest brought a spontaneous reception by the audience, although one of the contestants “spat the dummy” and threw away his rattle!
Does anyone know who this person was, all these years down the track?
Come Monday, arguably THE best day of the weekend, and members and partners boarded the Show Boat for a trip down the Port River. Kevin Lindblom provided the bawdy entertainment and a great feed was on offer.
Darryl Platten – Man of the Match Pewter.
Lew Morrison – Jeff Morey Trophy for idiotic performances OFF the field and $35 worth of diesel fuel
Bob Allen and his committee were congratulated for giving everyone “a weekend that will live in our hearts forever and ever”.