Cockle Creek News - staff newsletter of the Sulphide Corporation
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These staff newsletters were produced from April 1951 until the early 1990s. They are a valuable source of information on the industrial processes carried out at the site and highlight the importance of Sulphide to the development of Lake Macquarie.
Most importantly this data provides researchers with social context. Details on employees occupation, education, sporting interests, holidays and on occasion, even the car they drove make this a valuable tool for those researching their family history.
The pages of this newsletter also provide a valuable insight on how society has changed over time, through the windows of fashion, sport, motor vehicles, honeymoon destinations and recreational pursuits.
The May-June 1967 issue discusses the formation of a working party to "investigating the application of computers in the Commercial, Production and Technical areas and provide management with an indication as to the feasibility of a computer installation at Cockle Creek".
The investigation must have been favourable, because by the July 1969 issue we have news of a computer terminal being installed and how it is used to miraculously provide "access to a large central computer by way of the telephone lines."
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