A week or so ago, I did a re-blog, of what turned out to be the last episode I wrote of my time at Shay Gap. I imagine that back then, in 2013 or whenever it was, when I started on that Shay Gap journey; I got to the stage when I couldn’t be bothered writing for, and about me, lets be honest; the only one that I had that gave me encouragement was Lisa and even her comments dropped off and I was bored.
There were a few more tales, I could have related/told, but why bother? I knew all about it anyway and there was no one else interested! 😥
Earlier this week I was rummaging through some old papers and ‘stuff’ and came across the one and only copy I have of the ostentatiously entitled; Goldsworthy Magazine.
Those, shall we say, elderly readers of this codswallop, may well recall/remember the old ‘Roneo’ machines. and the ‘magazine’, such as it was, was rolled out on one of those and then the pages were stapled together.
How long it took to print, and staple together, the 30 or 40 pages of the first run of 1300 copies, is anybody’s guess. Today, it’d probably take an hour or so, if that, and probably wouldn’t need someone standing with a stapling machine, a box of staples, working up a sweat! Not all progress is bad, is it?
I resisted the urge to bore you with the lot, must admit even I can’t be bothered with the lot, I just read the bit’s about Shay Gap,
After which I decided to throw this post together, and include the opening few pages, that will give some idea of how things were, and how we treated our workmates, in the way. way, outback of Western Australia in the 1970’s,
It also tickled me pink. to see the names of the Township Manager. and the police sergeant; I think they referred to him as a senior constable, in which case, if that is all he was, I elevated him to a higher plane 😈 After putting up with me I wont begrudge him that!
Now after all of that, here’s what I sort of photographed, with my Samsung phone thingy, then copied to the trusty HP thingy masquerading as a computer and uploaded to my whatever it’s called at wordpress .com
I am in the process of writing some follow up posts on my ‘apprenticeship’ in the liquor industry, after which, I thought perhaps I might go back to whatever it was I was doing, before I headed West, it was an interesting time for me, don’t know about you lot though, it’ll probably bore you to tears 😈