When the first edition of The Norfolk Islander "hit the street" on 6th August 1965 my Godmother Tim and Tom saw the paper as being the medium through which members of the community could express their views and record for posterity the factual happenings that go to make up the fabric of this small island. The good and the bad, the births, deaths and marriages, Letters to Editor, sporting results and all the little bits and pieces of news and information that in the years to come will give a picture of the life and times of the people of Norfolk.
I joined 'Aunty Tim' and 'Uncle Tom' in 1986 taking up an apprenticeship in Composition Trade, and stayed with them to the time when together they stepped back to enjoy retirement. On 26th February 2005, they published their last edition - Volume 40, Number 10.
Today, my wife Jo and I, along with our children Croyden and Timi, and Tom (yes, the same Tom) are carrying on the policy which was so important to Tim and Tom, and what is the essence of a community newspaper - community service.
We recognise the importance of the Norfolk Island community having a medium to express their thoughts, announce their good news and upcoming events, and record for all their successes, and we are hopeful that with your help and support, and that of our young son Croyden and daughter Timi (yes, named after Aunty Tim), Jo and I will continue to bring the weekly news to the people of the island for many years to come.