Historical information

This is a set of 30 photographs of contractors installing the Army Survey Regiment’s new Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 printing press in Lithographic Squadron’s purpose-built printing building at Fortuna, Bendigo in 1990. The computer-controlled five colour lithographic offset printing press provided the Royal Australian Survey Corps vastly improved printing capability, as the five colours for a standard topographic map was printed in a single pass. The print room was named Wayzgoose Hall after a medieval printing house festival. Wayzgoose Hall and the Speedmaster printing capability was commissioned by the Commander of the 3rd Military District BRIG P. Davies AM, ADC on Wednesday 27th June 1990. This occasion is covered in more detail in page 145 of Valerie Lovejoy’s book 'Mapmakers of Fortuna – A history of the Army Survey Regiment’ ISBN: 0-646-42120-4.

Physical description

This is a set of 30 photograph of the Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 Printing Press installation in Lithographic Squadron, Army Survey Regiment at Fortuna, Bendigo, 1990.
The photographs were on 35mm colour negative film and were scanned at 96 dpi. They are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection.

Inscriptions & markings

No personnel are identified. Annotated with date on negative sleeve.