Muchea: Commmemorative Display



The Shire of Chittering
(population approx. 3,000) has erected a display about local history.

It’s located next to a rotunda in John Glenn Park
(bounded by Brand Highway and Steer, McKenzie and Archibald Streets)
adjacent to the railway crossing.

Terry Kierans visted the area in late 2004 and sent this set of photos of the display.

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The rotunda and display.

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Location (Courtesy Open Street Map).

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Muchea’s part in Project Mercury and the flight of Freedom 7 is remembered.

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Friendship 7.

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John Glenn, Space Pioneer.

Sadly, by June 2014, when John Lambie sent these photos,
the panels had deteriorated quite badly in the open weather…

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John Lambie at the display in June 2014.

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The tracking station commemorated.

(The tracking station in the photo, however, is almost certainly Muchea’s sister station at Red Lake.


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The Muchea Tracking Station panel in June 2014. Photo: John Lambie.

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The rotunda and display.