"When I left school I got work in a factory and went to night school to learn shorthand and typing. I moved to the office of the factory at Tasma Radios at Mascot and I was there during the war years when the factory was repurposed to manufacture war equipment. I eventually became the managing director’s secretary."
"I started the Craig Copying Company in 1961, doing typing, printing and duplicating, mainly newsletters and flyers for churches and clubs in the Bankstown area to start with. It became quite a big business and Norman and I ended up running it together.
"In 1971, I entered a typing competition and took second place as the fastest, most correct typist in Sydney. That was all part of the job."