54 days ago

Were you there? 1960s photo of Auckland Star employees restored

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A photograph capturing the staff at the Auckland Star in the 1960s has been discovered and restored.

Tony Lawson, 85, received the photograph from his friend Don Armitage, whose father Jack is pictured in the photograph.

“The photo came to me in a very poor condition,” he said.

“However, my youngest daughter's close friend who is a graphic artist has done a few hours work on this and has come up with an amazing improvement.”

Lawson started working for the Auckland Star in 1964.

“In those days it was hot metal, as they called it, a line of type writers going like the clappers,” he said.

“The noise was something, it’s a wonder we’re all not stone bloody deaf. It was 1976 they were all gearing up to go into the computers.”

He estimates the photograph was taken in the 1960s.

Do you recognise anyone from this historic image?

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To reduce the possibility of transmission within our facilities and keep our staff and customers safe:
🔴 For an interim period, all our staffed services and facilities will require the use of vaccination passes when they reopen until at least 17 January 2022.
🔴 People without vaccination passes will still be able to access our services, but they may be delivered in a different way than before.

ℹ️ For more information and a list of facilities that do or do not require vaccination passes, click on 'Read More'.

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