The thousands of files that make up the Fairfax Media Business Archive tell us a lot about the people who managed the company. But what were the experiences of the printers, compositors, proof readers? Occasionally we come across records in the collection that provide a glimpse of the social side or even the sub-culture of a group within the organisation, records that gives us a sense of what it was like to work in John Fairfax Ltd.
“He was a renaissance man whose love of history, the arts, and of languages, of which he spoke several fluently, shines through his writings and in his conversations. His book-sales ran to around seventy million ..."