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Printing Office

John Nixon, the first recorded printer in the Falkland Islands, arrived with his wife and children on board the Ealing Grove 12 January 1858 as part of the Falkland Islands Garrison.  He worked as Government Printer from 1874, employed at 4 shillings a day when required, and was responsible for the printing of official forms, gazettes and other Government publications and papers.

The Government Printing Office was originally in a building in the Dockyard.  The office was very cramped and unfit for purpose so a new building measuring 40 by 20 feet with large windows was erected and was opened early 1909 behind where the Secretariat is now situated. 


Henry Sedgwick in the Printing Office

pdfUTI-PRI-1-1. Vacancy for an assistant Government printer.pdf413.41 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-2. Lighting of Government Printing Office.pdf192.76 K

pdfUTI-PRI-1-3. Comparison of rates of overtime being paid to Government printers with their salaries under increased scale of pay.pdf195.21 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-4. Head printer and second assistant refuse to work overtime.pdf614.08 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-5. Guillotine knife. Enquiry regarding.pdf296.29 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-6. Father M L Migone. Asks that printing may be done for free educational show to children.pdf743.84 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-7. Government Printing Office. Report on new type and material submitted.pdf305.37 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-8. Purchase of printing plant and material from Cathedral Press.pdf419.98 KB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-9. Printing Office - private work by.pdf5.18 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-10. Printing Office. Schedules of work.pdf1.72 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-11. Printing Office. Alterations equipment and furniture.pdf7.21 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-12. Printing machinery.pdf1.07 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-13. Proposed purchase of automatic typesetting equipment for Printing Office.pdf6.01 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-14. Government Printing Office.pdf2.21 MB

pdfUTI-PRI-1-15. Private printing charge book.pdf29.51 MB




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