Caltex supplies fuel to Honeysuckle and Orroral
The remoteness of Honeysuckle Creek and Orroral Valley Tracking Stations meant that power had to be generated on site.
Val Jeffery, who ran the store at Tharwa for many years, was the Caltex Distributor.
These photos, and a 25MB PDF file of the publication from which they were taken, tell the story of delivering fuel for the stations.
Caltex Distributor Val Jeffery is assisted by Rex Eades in delivering fuel to Honeysuckle Creek in 1966.
The powerhouse is just out of view to the left.
This April 2013 view shows approximately the same scene.
Photo: Colin Mackellar.
Caltex Distributor (and local identity) Val Jeffery is assisted by Rex Eades in delivering fuel to Honeysuckle Creek in 1966.
The photos were taken from this publication:
The Orroral Valley 85-foot antenna is featured on the cover of The Caltex Dealer and Distributor, Fourth Quarter, 1966.
Click the image for a 25MB PDF file.
Honeysuckle’s Bernard Smith preserved this copy. Scanned by Colin Mackellar.
See also Danny Twomey’s story about the Mini, the Irishman, and the Caltex delivery truck.