The Author

  • PP Barry L. Blundell (Dip.Mech.Eng.) PHF   JP

Barry started his career as an apprentice at John Lysaghts, Springhill Works as a fitter and machinist; further studies saw him graduate with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. The last 25 years of his working life saw him in Senior Processing Engineering positions at BHP’s Port Kembla Works working on development projects in the Flat Products area and Steel Strip Mill.  His final years were involved with managing restructure and developing plant improvement programmes in the Energy Services Department as Superintendent of the Works Energy and Services Distribution.  He retired in 1994. 
Barry joined Rotary in 1984 and has been an active member of the Rotary Club of West Wollongong, concentrating mainly on club activities.  He has recently been involved in “The Rotary Doljo Village Consortium’ project in the Philippines visiting there in November 2003.
His wife Jessie is also a member of the club and is responsible for the compilation of this History Book.