Early Days


Sections in this section


Honeysuckle Location / Site Selection updated

Early site visits (coming soon)

Department of Supply booklet, July 1965

External photos August-September 1966

Ian Hahn’s photos 1966

Hamish Lindsay’s Early scenes late 1966


Footage of Construction

Views from the water tank (across the life of the station)

Aerial views of the station new

Equipment Installation

The Apollo Road

Fuel deliveries from Caltex

Opening Day – 17 March 1967 (section)

The Honeysuckle opening

The scene on opening day – taken from the cherry-picker.

This photo is from the commemorative book presented to Department of Supply Deputy Secretary Lloyd Bott.

Large, Larger.

Ginette Geasley is visible just inside the marquee. (PDF).

Updated scan by Colin Mackellar. With thanks to Michael Bott.
Much higher resolution available on request.)