They were often described as the most important people in the building.
At least that's how former Goulburn Post journalist Chris Gordon remembered the day he was introduced to the newspaper's production department. "They always know what's going on around town," he was told.
"Those words remained true throughout my time as a journo," Chris said.
They were also stayers. Barrie Williams joined The Post in 1956 as a 16-year-old and became a compositor and linotypist. Col Daniel was the production foreman, while Vern Daniel was on press. Their uncle, Jock Daniel was the "big boss," while Ray Leeson was the editor.
Barrie started off sweeping floors, cleaning toilets and recycling metal for linotype.
"The metal in the linotype had to be 600 degrees Fahrenheit and if you had hair on your arms, like me, you'd often get burnt," he said.
"It was hard but rewarding work. People used to ask me whether I got bored doing the same thing but the news was different every day. That's the way I looked at it."
The Post was a daily broadsheet printed using a flatbed press when he started. On February 11, 1957 it reverted to tabloid and the paper was churned out on a new Rotary press housed in a rear building.
This changed to offset printing in 1977. The first edition was produced on June 20 in what Vern Daniel described in 1996 as "a red letter day" for The Post.
"But type used to move at speed. (We) could never get an engineer to fix it," he said at the time.
In those days there were about 50 staff in the building, most of them members of a vibrant social club that organised woolshed dances and much more.
Barrie worked across all printing changes from letter press, rotary, offset printing and then the computer age.
He was also production manager at one time. He retired in 2004 after 49 years at the newspaper.
"I handed my resignation in to (managing editor) John Thistleton and his jaw nearly hit the floor. He told me I couldn't because I was virtually an institution there," Barrie said.
"Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. I made plenty of friends."
There were many others who worked long-term in the production department, including linotypist/ compositor Kerry Robertson.
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He was there when Kevin Tozer arrived in 1986. Kevin's brother, Barry, was production manager at the time.
Kevin too started out as a compositor.
"I loved it," he said.
"It was busy but I had great people to work with. I can remember a lot of practical jokes."
Fellow hockey player Danny Eldridge was also part of the team, as was Chris Eldridge and Scott Deaton. Soon, another hockey player arrived in Chris Ottaway.
They produced The Goulburn Post five days a week and then six days when the Saturday Post started. The department also worked on Wollongong papers, Tallaganda Times (Braidwood) and The Highlands Post.
Kevin was later appointed production manager and towards the end of his time, Goulburn Post deputy manager.
He left in 2011 after 25 years' service due to a restructure.
"I was sad to leave because it was a great place to work and great people to work with," he said.
Chris Ottaway then became production manager but also left in 2016 as part of another restructure. At this time The Post shifted to NewsNow technology which allowed digital first publishing.
Between them, Kevin, Danny and Chris had over 70 years combined service to the newspaper. They worked alongside graphic artists Manuela Poser, Ekaterina Mortensen and typesetter/compositor Tanya Stephenson who also gave many years to The Post.
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