53 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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Death of past Franklin County News editor

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I know that a lot of people in the local area who have lived here a while will know of, or had dealings with, Rex Warwood. He was editor of the Franklin County News, subsidiary paper Country Life and owner of the Franklin Life Newspaper for many years, providing countless levels of communication to the area, and always seen at events far and wide with his camera and notepad prior to his retirement (well into his 70s).
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