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On 31st July 1964 it was resolved that the Loxton
Newspaper (which would become The Loxton
Clarion and later The Loxton News) be sold to the
Murray Pioneer Pty Ltd , the consideration being
8000 pounds plus adjustments.
In January 1968 the company borrowed
$12,000 to consolidate its debts and later
that year it purchased a new Automatic
Heidelberg Platen Press on lease finance.
In 1974 The Murray Pioneer purchased a controlling share in
J C Irving and Co Pty Ltd with the balance of shares purchased
by entities The Loxton News and The Waikerie Printing House. It
was resolved that new directors be appointed: William Gilmore
Taylor, Lattitia Taylor, Denis Hann, Darnley Taylor, Paul Taylor
and Ronald Rosenberg. Keith and Maxine Irving resigned as
directors in August 1974.
William ‘Bill’ Vlemmix was
appointed manager in
On 22nd April 1965, Maxine Lesley
Irving was appointed a director of the
company to fill the vacancy caused by
the retirement of Robert W Webb.
In May 1965 the company was converted to a proprietary company known as J.C Irving and Company
Proprietary Limited which made the transfer of company shares much more restricted. The directors could
simply refuse, without reason, the transfer of certain J C Irving and Company Proprietary Limited shares.
Storm damage occurred in 1983 with stock losses and insurance claims
ensuing. Repairs and air conditioning installation took place in time for the
1983/84 summer and the company Holden Belmont was traded for one of the
very early Holden Commodores from Rosenthal Motors.
The premises were continually
renovated and improved over
the years with substantial
improvements taken out in 1984 by
general builder Mr N Vine.
It was moved at a directors
meeting to purchase the
preference shares of Bill Vlemmix
who had started Riverland Printers
in opposition to J C Irving and Co.
Murray Motors’ former building was purchased by H L Clark
Pty Ltd. In 1989 J C Irving and Co temporarily moved into this
premise while a new, purpose-built premise was constructed
which utilised the entire allotment to Riverview Drive. This was
built by local company Building Co-ordinators and came in
slightly under budget. The new premise would soon be a shop
front for the taking of adverts for The Murray Pioneer and would
also house a Berri-based Murray Pioneer journalist in later years.
J.C Irving and Company
incorporated in June 1956.
Director Robert Webb retired
and transferred his shares to
Keith Irving in January 1961.
Jack Clive Irving was the inaugural
chairman and there began an
interesting history of J.C Irving
and Company Limited or simply
‘Irvings Design and Print’ as it’s more
commonly known today.
In November 1965 Keith Irving
inherited the shares of Jack Clive
Irving after his passing earlier that
On 6th March 1961, J C Irving and Co purchased
10 shares in Country Newspapers Limited.
A GTO printing press was
purchased in 1993 at a cost
of $92,000 to cope with
An original Heidleberg Automatic
Cylinder Press along with a
Hydraulic Volcanizing Mould Press
were purchased in May 1962.
Maxine Lesley Irving
became company secretary.
In 2015 after many years
of recommendations from
manager Ian McLaren, the
decision was made to relocate
Irving Design and Print to
the Murray Pioneer premises
in Renmark. The move has
provided synergies between
both businesses and has
enabled a greatly improved
offering to our clients.
Late in 2016 a significant
investment was made
in purchasing an inline
digital Ricoh printer
through local business
The sudden and untimely
passing of company
chairman Darnley Taylor
in January 2001 led to Ben
Taylor being appointed as
secretary and public officer
and more recently chairman.
In November 1978 a Heidelberg G.T.O 2 colour press was
purchased along with a Kodalith film processor.
Early in 1980 Bill Vlemmix handed
in his resignation, Tony Hersey
admirably filled in as manager until
Max Rowe was appointed in May.
Ian Mclaren began a long and successful tenure as manager of
J C Irving and Co in October 1982 after Max Rowe moved on to a
sales position with RTS 5A, now known as WIN TV - Riverland.
In June of the same year permission was granted
to the Loxton Historical Council to signwrite a
replica newspaper shop at the Loxton Historical
Village - ‘The Loxton Clarion’ and to retain on
loan the bound volumes of The Loxton Clarion.
After strong profits in 1975
it was resolved to purchase
several items of printing
machinery including: a
Solna Offset Press, a Kenro
Vertical Camera, a Nuarc
Platemeker and a Protocol
More printing equipment upgrades
occurred throughout 1975 along with
the installation of exhaust fans, air
conditioners and a complete re-wire and
switchboard upgrade of the premise.
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