Prime Minister Gorton visits Honeysuckle

8:45am Monday 21 July 1969


Stills from ABC-TV footage

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Presented to the station by Walt Cunningham from Apollo 7.
Receivers:
John Gorton, Mike Linney, ?, Len Litherland, Tom Reid
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Mike Linney, Tom Reid, John Gorton, Rod Lindrea
In front of the Receivers. Ranging is behind Tom Reid.
Tom Reid, journalist, Hamish Lindsay, John Gorton
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Video:
Tony Eggleton (PM’s Press Secretary), Gorton, Ed von Renouard, Reid, journalist
Video:
John Gorton, Ed von Renouard
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Telemetry:
Eric Stallard (checked shirt), Jim Hanlon, Les Hughes (partly hidden), John Gorton, Tom Reid, Andrew Tupalski, Bill Perrin.
Telemetry:
Les Hughes, John Gorton, Tom Reid, journalist (background), Andrew Tupalski, Bill Perrin.
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Telemetry:
Les Hughes, John Gorton, ?, Tom Reid, Andrew Tupalski, Bill Perrin.
Telemetry:
Les Hughes, John Gorton, Eric Stallard.
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Journalist, ?, ?, Gorton, Reid, Lloyd Bott, Geoff Seymour, Bryan Sullivan?, Hamish Lindsay.
Reid, Lloyd Bott, Gorton, Lindsay.
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?, Reid, Gorton.
Ops Console:
John Saxon, Ian Grant (background)..
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Ops Console:
John Saxon, Ian Grant
The Antenna.
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The Antenna in action.
Microwave Tower:
Two dishes were for Parkes (via Sydney) incoming - prime and backup.
The other pair for outgoing TV, prime and backup.
OBs via tower near HSK road (a mile away) then Williamsdale ridge, then Red Hill (main Canberra comms tower at the time)
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The Prime Minister’s car.
The official party leave the Ops Building:
Allan Cooley behind the PM.
Lloyd Bott looking up at the Antenna.
Hamish Lindsay on the top step, with Tom Reid (back to camera).
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The official party leaves the Ops Building
Prime Minister John Gorton reads a statement to camera on the Apollo 11 landing.


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