Snow at Honeysuckle Creek



At an elevation of 1120 metres above sea level, in The Australian Alps, some snow was always likely in winter.

Even in mid Summer, snow was possible – as was the case on Christmas Day 1968. Snow fell while Honeysuckle was tracking Apollo 8.

 

Kangaroos, snow and HSK

Hamish Lindsay writes, “Kangaroos, snow, Christmas trees and a tracking station – an unexpected combination!”

John Saxon writes, “I made a bunch of B & W copies of the kangaroo pic one year – folded them in half and sent them as Christmas cards. The Americans loved it – could not believe that kangaroos actually lived in such a climate.”

Photo: Hamish Lindsay. Scan: Nevil Eyre.

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(Hamish took this photo on the left side of the driveway, immediately inside the main gate.)

See also the story on snow at Honeysuckle here.


Kangaroos, snow and HSK

Here’s a scan of another print of that photo, by Hamish Lindsay.


Kangaroos, snow and HSK

Apparently taken at the same time as the photo above. The 26 metre antenna is just visible at right. The Ops Building is out of frame to the right.

Photo: Hamish Lindsay. Preserved and scanned by Neil Sandford.
Image restoration: Colin Mackellar.


TSS Secretaries

The TSS Secretaries Judy Wise (left) and Lisa Jensen making use of a good snowfall in August 1971.

Photo: Hamish Lindsay.


Piles of snow at HSK
Photo: Hamish Lindsay. Story here.

Snow at HSK

A snowy, gloomy day at Honeysuckle Creek.

From Tom Reid’s Honeysuckle photo album, via John Saxon.
Scan: Colin Mackellar.


Snow at HSK

Snow covers cars at Honeysuckle Creek.

From Tom Reid’s Honeysuckle photo album, via John Saxon.
Scan: Colin Mackellar.


Snow at HSK

A snowman on the bonnet of a car at Honeysuckle Creek.

Photo: Hamish Lindsay.


Snow at HSK

Snow at Honeysuckle Creek, September 1971.

Sacn: Betty Saxon.


Snow at HSK

The dedication plaque at the front steps of the Ops Building at Honeysuckle Creek, September 1971

Sacn: Betty Saxon.


Snow at HSK

Snow at Honeysuckle Creek, September 1971 – the Powerhouse is at right.

Sacn: Betty Saxon.


winter show

Snow at Honeysuckle!

Photo by Hamish Lindsay, scan by John Saxon.


Powerhouse in winter

Snow – just outside the powerhouse.

Photo: Kaz Kijac. Scan: Alan Scheckenbach.


HSK in the snow

Photo by Kaz Kijac, just outside the powerhouse.

Scan: Alan Scheckenbach.