lived in Geelong since 1966, retired from Boeing, Avalon in 2000.
Involved in the restoration of a wwII aircraft ( B-24 liberator) at Werribee.
Interested in history, artifacts, engineering and photographic activities.

  • Joined: August 2008


35 millimetere slides (2).

A year ago I posted an entry for information on copying colour slides. / Well I have just found and purchased an item that does the job easily and quickley. / For those interested it is called “Zipp stand alone digital image copier” and is available at Big W stores for $98.
Posted almost 7 years – 3 comments

35 mm coloured slides.

Hi All, / As part of a historical project I am involved in we have been given a fair number of 35mm slides. We would like to convert them to digital format, scanning is one method but not preferred. / I seem to recall seeing in a magazine a device that attaches to the front of an SLR camera mounted on a tripod that can be progressively loaded with the slides, images taken then transferred as nor…
Posted almost 8 years – 3 comments

The origin of the word "Spicket".

Since posting my photograph titled “The last Spicket in Geelong?” I have had a few enquiries on the origin of the word Spicket. / The word was quite common in Scotland where I lived a long time ago so I started my enquiries there. / I contacted my aunt Nellie (90) in Scotland and this is the tale I was given. / There is an old town in Scotland called Paisley, which in the mid 19th cen…
Posted about 8 years – 4 comments

Geelong Throng boundries.

Campbell supplied me with a map indicating the photographic boundries for Geelong Throng members. / My question is, can we alter it to include Winchelsea and the whole of the Little River area?. / Both areas have interesting opportunities and are close enough to Geelong for the purpose of local promotion. / Regards, / Dave Miller.
Posted about 8 years – 5 comments
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