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Started by Mechanic, December 11, 2012, 04:55:52 AM

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An interesting story from the Canberra Times.

QuoteJim Woods, OAM, 99, would be remarkable enough just for his great age (''I was born in Temora on the 11th of the 11th, 1913, and that's a long time ago!'') but this reporter sallied forth to interview him because he is the founder and inspiration of a dazzlingly fine local museum.

The Queanbeyan Age printing museum is a stimulating establishment that I blush to confess to never having heard of until a fortnight ago. Anxious to atone, I've just spent an enlightening afternoon there talking to Woods and marvelling at the still-working printing contraptions of yesteryear. ''We could print a newspaper tomorrow,'' he claims.

At the museum, Woods, who was boss of The Queanbeyan Age until it was sold to Rural Press in 1994, explains that he set out along what he calls the ''inky way'' (a life in printing and newspapers) when he was only six.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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