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WHAT WAS

1934 saw the Vaughan family’s acquisition of a local printing company in Wyong, “Wyong and Entrance Publishers” which produced the local papers “Wyong Advocate” and “The Entrance Guardian” as well as commercial printing through the late Frederick Gordon Vaughan.

1948 saw the retirement of Frederick Gordon Vaughan Snr with the business being passed down to a 2nd generation Vaughan in way of General Manager, his son, Frederick Gordon Vaughan Jnr.

1968 was the year offset printing was introduced into the company with the “Wyong Advocate” being the first country newspaper in NSW to be produced offset. The hot metal continued to be used for the commercial side of the business.

1976 saw the sale of the newspapers to a business group with production taken to Gorokan, the Wyong factory continued with the commercial printing business.

1978 saw the purchase back of the newspapers as the new owner’s lack of newspaper experience, ended in financial difficulties too large to continue.

1979 was the year Gordon Vaughan made the newspapers a “Free Paper” with instant success.

1982 saw the negotiation and sale of the newspapers to the late Kerry Packer’s group, focusing the Wyong factory solely on commercial printing.

1984 Gordon Vaughan retires as General Manager, passing the reigns to his son Ken Vaughan, 3rd generation.

1991 was a year that many people in Wyong and the Central Coast will never forget as Lakes Printers burnt to the ground in a devastating fire. It tore through the entire building ruining everything in its path.

1992 was a year for rebuilding. It was a year that truly demonstrated Lakes Printers’ relationship with its local community. Loyal clients came flooding back to Lakes; it showed community supporting each other. It became new era for Lakes Printers.

1996 was a year of growth. Just 5 years since that disastrous day, Lakes experienced exponential growth which required more office space and a new factory. As a result Lakes purchased a new building in which Lakes still occupies today, some 16 years later.

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