Lloyd Bott DCS CBE
“There have been few public servants who were better known and more respected within the Public Service and the community at large.” – Australian Senator Michael MacKellar, 1977.
Bob Leslie, first Director of Tidbinbilla and then Assistant Secretary, American Projects Branch, Dept. of Supply, writes:
A high-powered group standing outside the Honeysuckle Creek powerhouse around mid-1966, before the station opened.
From left to right:
1. ?; 2 Ian Homewood (Department of Supply); 3. ? ; 4. ?; 5. Don Wood DoS (?); 6. ?; 7. Alan Cooley (the Secretary of the Department of Supply); 8. ?; 9. ?; 10. Edmond C. Buckley (OSTDS NASAs Office of Space Tracking and Data Systems); 11. Lloyd Bott (Deputy Secretary Department of Supply).
Note the builders offices of T H OConnor, the Department of Works contractor. This hut was built on the western edge of the car park. (See this photo by Ian Hahn for another view from the same location.)
Scan: Colin Mackellar. With thanks to Michael Bott for the photo and Tom Reid for help with identification. Full picture here.