More Island Lagoon / Woomera Photos




Island Lagoon

Photos by William Schoene, who worked at Island Lagoon Minitrack in 1964.

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Island Lagoon entrance sign.


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Island Lagoon from a passenger flight out of Woomera.

The road is the access road in to the site. DSS-41 is out of frame to the lower left. The edge of the Minitrack field is hidden by the wing.

(See a simulated view with help from Google Earth.)


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Aerial view of Island Lagoon from about 6,000 feet (1800m).


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Here’s a labelled photo.


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DSS-41.


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The 85 foot dish of DSS41.
This is after the S-band upgrade.

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Rear of the dish.

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The Minitrack site from the North East.


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The Donga.

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Island Lagoon on a clear day.
(From the road to Minitrack?)

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Kangaroos!

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Water in Island Lagoon.

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Island Lagoon salt lake.

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Pointed Hill.

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Salt lake horizon.

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Flies on Householder.

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Protection against flies, out on the salt pan.

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Livingstone Daisies and a Pricky Pear (both species introduced to Australia) flourishing due to a dripping water tap.


Woomera

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Woomera Gatehouse.


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Woomera village.


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Bill’s BSA Bantam.


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Holden, built by General Motors Holden.


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Woomera War Memorial.

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Jindivik target drone on display in Woomera.

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Bloodhound surface-to-air missile on display in Woomera.



Other sights in the area

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Lake Hart.

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Site of Aboriginal carvings.

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Carvings.

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Carvings outlined with chalk.

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Carvings outlined with chalk.

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Arcoona sheep station.

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Sheep on Arcoona sheep station.

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Welcome to Andamooka.


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Andamooka housing.

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Opal mines on the ridge.

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More kangaroos.

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Flying into Adelaide.

 

Transparencies and scans with thanks to William Schoene.

Photo restoration / colour-correction by Colin Mackellar.