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Member Since 09 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 21 2020 02:49 PM

About Me

As you have no doubt worked out, my 'nickname' is an acronym, consisting of both my former profession and finishing with my initials. I have a background from 1981 to 2010 in Law Enforcement in differing areas both State and Federal, hence - Fmr [former] LEO [Law Enforcement Officer], and my initials GJ - Garth Johnston.
I worked in T.R.G., Accident Investigation and Prevention [Accident Rescue], solo patrols, remote location policing, Watch House, Station duties, Communications, etc. I also worked in Prisoner Escort / Prisons / Court Duties - Cells, and a Prison for the Criminally Insane, just to be brief. During this time I carried a Parker fountain pen and never got it broken.. which is amazing in every sense possible. :huh:
I am at the University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus, with a goal to get into Social Justice / Advocacy / Critical Incident Debriefing, by obtaining a B.A., B. Soc. Work. It's bee a LONG time since I studied like this, but I was encouraged to do this to make a difference, and actually be rewarded personally and financially, as I had just been doing odd jobs like working for Apple as a phone technical support officer. LOL. I have worked in other jobs too.
The selfish goal for me, with all coming to fruition is to be able to collect what I want, and to travel internationally again. One thing I want to do is visit a BIG International Pen Show... or shows. ;)

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  • Member Title journeyman
  • Age 60 years old
  • Birthday November 29, 1963
  • Gender
    Male Male
  • Location
    Penguin, NW Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
  • Interests
    Collecting Fountain Pens [mainly Older], Dip Pens, inkwells, ink bottles, and associated Ephemera, which includes a Tunbridge Ware Ladies Writing Slope, and a lovely Italian Cigar Case in Burr Walnut and Corromandel wood, lined to display my pens. I am also a keen photographer, cook, who loves music, good company, conversation and some other things.

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