CONTACT’s Patron Army

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Patreon is a platform where fans can support what we do – kind of like an ongoing ‘kick-starter’ or ‘go-fund-me’ for creators. In return, CONTACT offers rewards to our very valuable Patrons – from a simple thank you to our “CONTACT Privates” right up to serious advertising packages, where the rewards translate into significant savings on ‘traditional’ advertising.

Your patronage will help sustain CONTACT long term and help us deliver even more value. If you love CONTACT and want it to stick around – even get back to printing magazines (on actual paper) again – then please consider becoming a patron. Details here.

Other, non-scheduled rewards, will be offered from time to time – even to CONTACT Privates. One such reward, which is only available to Patrons (including new ones) is our Weapons of the ADF handy reference guide now rejigged to print on standard A4 paper and back-to-back for even easier loading into viewee twoees. Find that in the third post on our Patreon page.
Also, our first Captain and first four Sergeants all received a copy of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on BluRay (worth $99.95), thanks to ViaVision.



The following people are proud members of the…

CONTACT Patron Army:

CONTACT Lieutenant Colonel

Global Guardians Volunteering is the first CONTACT advertiser to recognise the benefits of joining the CONTACT Patron Army. As the first, we wish to heap special praise and thanks and rewards on Dustin Thompson and his team – and his noble cause – and encourage our audience to check out their web site, even if you don’t end up volunteering as a Global Guardian.



David Tatler of Ermington, NSW, is our first CONTACT Captain.
Incredibly, David is not an advertiser and not looking for advertiser rewards.
I’m doing this as an interested citizen. Both my brothers were Nasho’s (John, my eldest brother, did Vietnam) and my dad served in the Royal Navy during WW2. Keep up the great work.

Thank you David – you are truly an officer and a gentlemen.


CONTACT Lieutenant

Aaron Bonnett of Waroona, WA, is our first CONTACT Lieutenant.
Aaron obviously saw the extra rewards in being a junior officer as worth the extra pledge – and I am so pleased he did. I’ll be watching this young officer’s career very closely.


CONTACT Warrant Officer

Peter Leed of Wy Yung, Victoria, is our first God-like Warrant Officer – and so very very welcome aboard.

Warren Hunt of Tarren Point, NSW, enlisted as another God-like Warrant Officer on 7 May 2018. An honour to have you here Warren.

NJ Mazzarol of Fernvale, Queensland, enlisted as our God-like Warrant Officer on 9 May 2018. It’s an absolute pleasure to have your support sir.


CONTACT Sergeant

David Read of Regents Park, Queensland, is our first CONTACT Sergeant.
David is also the dedicated CONTACT fan who encouraged us to start this Patreon campaign.
Thank you David.

Dennis Michael Mitchell of Greenleigh, NSW, enlisted as our second Sergeant on 2 December 2017. Welcome to the Sergeant’s Mess, Dennis

Rod Charman of Mildura, Victoria, joined our ranks as a sergeant on 7 December 2017. Welcome to the Sergeant’s Mess, Rod.

Amba Beedie of St Kilda South, Victoria, joined our ranks as a sergeant on 9 December 2017. Welcome to the Sergeant’s Mess, Amba.

Peter J Thomas OAM of Torquay, Victoria, joined our ranks as a sergeant on 28 January 2018. Welcome to the Sergeant’s Mess, Peter.

Noel Wright of Helensvale, Queensland, joined our ranks as a sergeant on 9 April 2018.
Thank you very much for your support, Noel.

Ian Cavanough of Yeppoon, Queensland, enlisted as a sergeant in the CONTACT Patron Army on 6 May 2018. And, I will take this opportunity to point out that Ian is already a member of the CONTACT family – being the author of one of the audience-favourite blog Fun, Fear and Frivolity, about his exploits in Vietnam. Thank you once again for your support, Ian.

Joshua Elmer of Cranbourne, Victoria, joined us as a sergeant on 7 May 2018. Thank you very much for your support Joshua.

Me. Brian Hartigan, CONTACT Editor, signed up as a sergeant, to test the system and make sure it runs smoothly, from a patron’s viewpoint.


Other ranks

We also currently have 6 CONTACT Corporals and 7 CONTACT Privates.
Thank you all most sincerely.




We are hoping to recruit more CONTACT Patrons at all rank levels, some of whom will be listed above by name, some of whom, depending on ‘rank’, will have their company name and logo displayed and hyperlinked above and in CONTACT magazine, and may have proper advertising entries on every post of this web site, in our fortnightly newsletter and in CONTACT magazine.

If you want to see your name or company logo/details highlighted on this page and elsewhere throughout the CONTACT platforms – become a CONTACT Patron today.

View general ‘recruitment’ details here or get a more detailed explanation of the higher ‘ranks’ (i.e. advertising packages) here – or contact Brian Hartigan on 0408 496 664 or email to discuss options.




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Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

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