You're viewing part of my dad's record collection. He begun collecting when he was 9 years old with his first record "In The Mood" by Glen Miller purchased in 1939. Family folk-lore has it that his older brother subsequently borrowed the record and broke it.

Dad was passionate about music (initially jazz and big band swing) and collected all his life, passing on his love of music to all his children and eventually sharing his music and stories on various local Perth Community Radio stations. (of which we have hundreds of hours of taped recordings also!)

I began trying to catalogue the 45rpm collection in the early 1970's when dad bought home an old Imperial typewriter. Me and my younger sister made catalogue cards for each 45 typed on the back of disused IBM punch cards.

Dad taught computer mathematics and eventually we got a 300 bit/s acoustic-coupler modem at home that enabled me to remotely access dads work PD11 mainframe computer and begin the first attempt at a computerised catalogue/database. Eventually this mainframe computer system was retired and for many years no further cataloguing updates occurred.

In the early 1990's I got my first laptop (second hand of course) and begun a "new" database catalogue based on Microsoft Works. This database set has been converted to MS Excel and is still the most accurate and complete listing of dad's collection, covering 78's, 45's, LP's and CD's.

Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's and passed away a few years ago. The collection and all dad's other hi-fi equipment etc has been boxed up and placed in storage since then until now. Now heading into our own twilight years, my "younger" sister and I are once again trying to update the collection to Discogs. You can compare her effort to mine by visiting her part of the collection at "RPG Collection" on Discogs.

Thanks for reading and happy collecting.
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