'The partnership was formed in early 1994
between David Newbold and Terry Collins'


David Newbold

David served his apprenticeship at the N.S.W. Government Printing Office, working for twenty-one years at the Mitchell Library. In his position as head Gold Finisher, David worked extensively in the areas of conservation and restoration of the library's rare book collection.

David operated his own bindery for five years prior to the formation of Newbold & Collins, and continues to teach an evening Restoration Bookbinding course at the Sydney Institute of Technology.



Terry Collins

Terry began his career in 1966 indentured to the London firm of Orrin & Geer, specialising in hand-bound Bibles and luxury leather stationery. He has also been employed as a Binder and a Gold Finisher at Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of Europe's most prestigious binderies. Sangorski & Sutcliffe supply Aspreys of Bond Street with their fine collection of de-luxe bindings.

Terry's work has been exhibited in international bookbinding exhibitions in Europe and Australia.


Newbold & Collins Bookbinders Pty.Ltd.

The partnership was formed in early 1994 between David Newbold and Terry Collins. Both David and Terry are Master Craftsman Bookbinders who, in combining their trade knowledge and expertise, offer their clients the benefits gained from years of practical experience in book production.

The bindery's main area of operation lies in the repair and restoration of antiquarian books. Work is also carried out on hand bound limited editions, and de-luxe bindings. Special presentation volumes and designer bindings are also undertaken, complete with a full range of slip-cases, folding boxes and protective covers. Leather bound albums, visitors books, diaries and specialty items can also be commissioned.