“It’s brick-at-a-time stuff. Building that reputation, the position for the business, was more difficult in some ways in those days but maybe also easier because there weren’t that many people doing what we did in those days.

“Time and consistency of work, the quality of work, probably just brought us to prominence in Europe and in the States. Because of Australia’s isolation factor – there could have been a lot of reasons. I don’t know, I speculate on this occasionally but I think the key to it was pretty simple – it was whatever job came through the door, we’d treat it like life and death, we’d treat it like it was the only job we were ever going to do.
“I can honestly say there haven’t been too many jobs come through our door when we’ve said, ‘Oh this is just another job, let’s get it out the door.’ It’s always been, ‘Oh, here’s another adventure, let’s jump into it and do it’.”

Curve Issue forty-four, 2013 ‘Ken Cato AO’ by Belinda Stening

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