Grant Hofmeyer was born on 7 December, 1947 in Adelaide.
He started at the Old Guv on KWR, in March, 1969 as a tradesman printer.
Allan Morris was the Overseer at the time and he showed Grant around but Frank Johnson was “in the Chair” by the time Grant started.
A humble Grant says his only claims to fame at the Old Guv were inventing the name “Topical Points” for the in-house magazine and serving as the Association Machine Room Rep. Outside of work he was awarded the Australia Medal for services to Fire Service Training.
He was good mates with Rick Bell (Maintenance) and worked alongside the legend Jackie Veitch. Grant worked at KWR for four years and at Netley for just six months.
He ran the National Printing Industry Training Council for a number of years. He was progressive which put him at odds with some of the more conservative and unreasonable voices on the Council.
But despite these obstacles Grant Hofmeyer achieved a huge amount for the training of young people in our industry.
Grant has been living happily in the Northern Territory for the past 15 years. He was “born to be a Printer and an Old Guv Legend.
”HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY MATE”.
Pictured: Candace Parham with Rod her now 70 year old Dad.
What a Wonderful Day We All had…
Pictured: The Huge and Yummy Cake that Rod’s son Danny bought him for his birthday. I had eight slices of this beautiful Italian style delight. The Toff
List of Attendees:
John Bryant, Alex Riley, Rod Parham, Jenny and Gary Easther, Bob Downs, Kevin Stone, Esther and Michael Harris, Candace, Danny and Seamus Parham, Rob and Wendy Powell, Ray Belt, Ian Grunert, Graham Mutrie, Dennis and Jeanna Grover, Dave and Charlie Korff, Brian Hartshorne, Barry O’Donnell, David and Marilyn Harding, Conrad and Norma Rogers, David and Wendy Walker, Jack and Helen Flack, Eunice Wright, John and Toni Manfield, Darryl and Claire Stone, Marianne Hunn, Geoff Michell, Vic Potticary, Lew Morrison, Dennis and Judy Duthie, Russell and Rita Wight, Wayne and Angela Brown, Peter Meghery, Kevin and Judy Stack-Neale, Anne and Keith Heilmann, Judy Marks, Allan Davis and family, Tony Williams, Trevor Scroop, Peter Plowman, Sue Thomas, Ellen Krueger.
From Left to Right: Keith Heilman, Judy Marks and Ann Heilman.
Pictured: Rod’s Grandson Seamus with his grandmother Esther Harris (nee Davis).
From Left to Right: Keith Heilman, Rod Parham, Ann Heilman, Judy Marks, Gary and Jenny Easther.
by Alex (The Toff) Riley
Pictured: Pam Palmer (Publications, Netley) and Michael Burnett (Despatch) at the Old Guv Luncheon held Friday, 24 February 2017, at the West Adelaide Football Club.
Pictured: The one and only Marianne Hunn came with her best friend (Marianne, I have forgotten her name. Apologies.)
Pictured: Jack Flack (Photomech, Quality Control, Reader) and Jenny Easther (defacto boss of Photomech.) with Alex Riley (The Toff) lurking in the backround.