Canberra Times' Ian Mathews was a kind and careful editor, accurate to a 'T'

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated December 1 2021 - 10:32pm, first published 1:00pm
Former editor and editor-in-chief of The Canberra Times Ian Mathews. Picture: The Canberra Times

Ian Mathews, as editor of The Canberra Times during the 1970s and 1980s was a wise, tolerant, kind and forbearing man. But any journalist, or would be journalist, could find himself or herself rudely ignored by him for a sin many could never intuit - spelling his surname with two Ts - Matthews.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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