Oakleigh South, RAE (Vic) Historical and Heritage Committee, 1995-2003.
Quarto, Pagination varies from 4 pages to 24, but generally average around 20 or so pages with numerous illustrations plus 4 pages of colour illustrations.
Binder's purple cloth (with the binder's ticket of Law Bindery, Melbourne); top edge lightly marked; an excellent copy.
Signed and dated (15 July 2004) by the former owner, one Major John V. Phillips of Ballarat, formerly of 91 Forestry Squadron. 31 issues plus several relevant circulars, a booklet ('Royal Australian Engineers Foundation'), and the front panel of the original mailing envelopes (these bearing a few modest tape). Perhaps by way of apology for binding only numbers 14-44, instead of from the beginning, also bound-in is a letter (signed by Phillips) enquiring to [Pipe Major] Bruce Campbell as to the availability of the first 13 issued. Campbell's inscribed and signed reply follows: 'we don't have access to any early copies ... I do not keep early copies myself and don't know anyone who did', perhaps implying that the newsletters were expected to be a more disposable publication. Between Issues 32 and 33 is a letter to Phillips from (and inscribed and signed by) Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD in his capacity of Chairman of the RAE Foundation (and on RAEF letterhead). Wertheimer served in North Borneo, Malaysia and Vietnam from 1964 to 1970.