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John (Jack) McParland was also a member of the Glebe Hockey Club. He had completed training and employment with the Shell Company and the Campbell Company of Haberfield.

John Worley was secretary of the Glebe Hockey Club and knew Jack from his training days at the Shell Company. John asked Jack to audit the clubs books and was impressed by Jack’s report, which he brought to the attention of Dave Robertson and Harry Butler.

Recently qualified with the Australian Society of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, Jack was invited by


David Robertson to help him and Harry Butler with the company office work, in the absence of the company accountant (Maxwell Looms), who was in hospital with appendicitis.

Jack’s skills, and his quality reporting to the company on professional matters, so impressed Dave and Harry that he was asked to join the company.

On 5th February 1955 Jack was appointed to the position of Accountant and Company Secretary of Robertson and Lansley Pty Ltd.

Kenneth John Arthur was born 24th February 1922. He commenced work with Robertson and Lansley Pty Ltd on 1st September 1957, as a Toolmaker.

Later Ken worked in the tooling design drafting office, at the Moore and White Street premises. He was later appointed a Director and Manager of Moulded Plastics (Mfg) Pty Ltd, which operated from premises in Mallett Street Camperdown, under the stewardship of the foreman at the time, Evan “Darkie” Morris.


Ken was also a member of the Plastics Institute of Australia and served on various committee officer roles.

In 1969 the plastic moulding business was relocated to the present site, 233 Catherine Street, Leichhardt.

Ken managed this Division until his retirement, on 14th July 1983. He moved to Nelsons Bay, on the NSW north-central coast.

Ken passed away, in hospital, on 24th December 1995.