The CLAP!

At the Old Guv and Netley Offices, all Comps at some time or other got the Clap!
If you were standing around talking to someone for more than five minutes, the word would go around the room and everyone one would watch and wait for you and your mate to finish your long boring chat.
When that finally happened a thunderous roar of Applause and clapping would erupt making it absolutely certain that the two slackers had been sprung!
Sometimes, the pair talking would catch on to what was coming and it was fun to watch them squirm and then try to sneak off together.
However, no-one ever missed out getting that Standing Ovation.
The late Warren Pietsch

Party Girls. Who? When and Where?

Photograph: Courtesy Jude Marks
It’s not often that you get a group photograph of so many attractive women from the Old Guv.
The problem I have got with this photo is I don’t know all the people present.

Evidently, it was a Girl’s Night Out at the Iliad Greek Restaurant held during the 1970s.

So the question here is Who are the ‘Unknowns’?
Can anyone out there help a miserable sod called Rod?
So far I think we have got Standing: Gloria Tippins, Jean Newman (top row second from left), Ann Heilman (on the right side of Jean), then Janet McGuiness (nee Bierton) and then three Unknown ladies.
Seated: Annette Jackson, Barbara Bobridge (nee Currie), Rose LeCornu, a grumpy Jude Marks in the middle, Kaye ?? and then finally Jo Burnett.
Rod Parham

Chris and Louise.

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Chris Wallace (Binding Room Office) and Louise Farrington (Binding Room and Micrographics, Adelaides) are both still working in Adelaide (I think).
These two very nice ladies attended the Old Guv Reunion in 2010, held at the Buckingham Arms Hotel, Walkerville.
Photo by Mark Noble.

Grunert was born at Glenelg.

Some critical loudmouths have been questioning the birthplace of our Ian ‘Grunny’ Grunert.
This nonsense so enraged ‘Big Den’ Grover that he has spent weeks trawling the Australian Trove Reference Website for any indication that our Grunny was actually born at all.
At last I am pleased to announce to the World that our best mate Grunny was born at Glenelg (the Bay) on Monday, 4 October, 1954.
Here is my undeniable Proof to the backstabbers.
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The Old Guv Girls.

Top Row (left to right): Pam Phillips, Aggie Klappers, Colleen Farrow, Chris Fitzpatrick.
Bottom Row (left to right): Charmaine Ely, Jenny Easther, Chris Wallace and Louise Farrington.
All of these nice Ladies attended the Old Guv Reunion at the Buckingham Arms Hotel in 2010.
Photo by Mark Noble.
Rod Parham

Old Guv Footy Side,1955.

gpd-footyThe Old Guv Men’s football side from 1955 at Rostrevor College Oval.
From Left to Right: Rex Wells (Comp), George Sparnon (Comp), Glyn Paul (comp), Paul Raby (Printer), Allan Hitchox (Comp), John Strudwick (Printer), Brian Long (Printer), Laurie Blackwell (Printer), Don Woolman (Comp), Mike Conroy (App. Machine Comp), Allan Swinstead (Comp), Dean Groves (Binder), Alex McDougall (Printer), Don Loose (Comp), John McInerney (Comp), Malcolm Lind (Binder), Frank Cole (Captain), Billy Ross (MonoCaster).
Kneeling: Paul Korff (App. Machine Comp), Ron Sparrow (Comp), Dick Korff (Binder).
This brave group of blokes played National Paper Industries (who used to make most of Adelaide’s paper bags) and got done.
They were wearing kit borrowed  from the Sturt Football Club and organised by Rex (Fitzy) Wells.
Photo courtesy of David Korff.