Faces of print legacy

Former Bor­der Post staff re­flect on evo­lu­tion of the pa­per

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS - MATTHEW PUR­CELL

FORMER Bor­der Post staff mem­bers have re­lived their ex­pe­ri­ences at the pa­per as it tran­si­tions to a new era.

In nearly 148 years, the pa­per has seen many changes and had count­less faces con­trib­ute to its his­tory.

Daryl Bed­dow may just be the long­est serv­ing em­ployee to work for the pa­per, ded­i­cat­ing 44 years of his life to the job.

“I started in 1972 as a hand ma­chine com­pos­i­tor, work­ing with hot metal, and I’ve seen it through to dig­i­tal,” Mr Bed­dow said.

“I’ve seen a lot of changes in my 44 years and I’m still in the print­ing busi­ness,” he said.

Robyn Mur­ray served as a jour­nal­ist and then edi­tor of the pa­per for nearly two decades.

“I worked here as my first job out of col­lege in 1986,” Ms Mur­ray said.

“I started as a jour­nal­ist, with Ken Whit­ton as the edi­tor then, and stayed on with Peter Whit­ton un­til 2004.

“I was edi­tor from about ’93 to 2004.

“It’s sad that, in two weeks’ time, the pa­per would have made 148 years since it put out its first edi­tion.

“It’s still here, just not in that form,” she said. “It’s nice to think that ev­ery­one who has worked here for nearly 150 years has played a part in keep­ing it go­ing and are part of that legacy.

“It would be the old­est con­tin­u­ous busi­ness in the town,” Ms Mur­ray said.

Pic­ture: Matthew Pur­cell

Former Bor­der Post em­ploy­ees Enid Hamil­ton, Robyn Mur­ray, Ch­eryl Crisp and Daryl Bed­dow.

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