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
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
skills, and his quality reporting to the
company on professional matters, so
impressed Dave and Harry that he was
asked to join the company.
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
Plastics (Mfg) Pty Ltd, which operated
from premises in Mallett Street
Camperdown, under the stewardship of the
foreman at the time, Evan “Darkie”
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
this Division until his retirement, on
14th July 1983. He moved to Nelsons Bay,
on the NSW north-central coast.
away, in hospital, on 24th December