Muchea, Western Australia


 

Friendship 7 50th anniversary celebrations in Perth

Friendship 7 50th


On February 20th 2012 (the 50th anniversary), a public event was held at the Northbridge Piazza in Perth
– Organised by the State Records Office, the Museum of Western Australia and the City of Perth.

Details from their website. State Records Office website.

See the greetings sent for the event.

Jack Duperouzel has shared his photos of the event:


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

The West Australian featured a story about the anniversary in its weekend edition published 18 February 2012.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack Duperouzel was photographed and interviewed for the article.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

The poster created to advertise the event.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Lord Mayor of Perth Lisa Scaffidi on the left; children who spoke with the crew on the International Space Station; the Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley (white coat).


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Prof Lyn Beazley, Jack Duperouzel, Clarry & Pauline Olssen and Jenny Duperouzel.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack Duperouzel, Prof Lyn Beazley, Clarry Olssen.

Photo courtesy Meg Travers, State Records Office.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Muchea and Carnarvon group.

Alison Gregg, Jim Gregg, Barbara King, Pauline Olssen, Clarry Olssen, Jack Duperouzel, Jenny Duperouzel, John Fletcher, Hope Fletcher, Tito Teraci, Joan Teraci, John Lambie.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

The Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett with Jack Duperouzel.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack Duperouzel is interviewed by Russell Woolf on ABC 720 in Perth. (ABC Radio broadcast live from the Northbridge Piazza for the event.)


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack and ABC Radio’s Russell Woolf after the interview.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

John Glenn’s message was played to the crowd on the big screen.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Muchea Tracking Station appears on the big screen.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Perth City Council had a display case with photos and documents relating to Muchea and the mission.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Some of the crowd on the lawn at Northbridge Piazza.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Another view of the crowd.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack and Jenny Duperouzel with Sol Mathew’s daughter Lefki.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Hope and John Fletcher (Carnarvon).


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Poster explaining ‘The City of Light’ Scholarship.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Poster: The Lord Mayor of Perth invited to the ticker-tape parade.


Friendship 7 50th Anniversary

Jack’s two grandaughters Hannah and Chloe enjoy learning about grandad’s involvement with the space program.





Back to the Muchea main page.