Carnarvon Site Survey, August 1962


In August 1962 a joint NASA and WRE team visited Carnarvon.

Their mission was to inspect a site identified by Edmond Buckley as a possible location for the new tracking station.


Carnarvon news clippings

In 1967, Carnarvon Station Director Lewis Wainwright penned this account for the fifth anniversary of the Carnarvon Site Survey in August 1962. (18MB PDF file.)


PDF scan courtesy Lauri Glocke at CROTrak.

The top photo was scanned by Kevin Wainwright– it also appears in the report.

Earlier we posted a scan of a photocopy of the report given to Hamish Lindsay by Guy Sherman, Tidbinbilla’s Admin Officer.

More to come in this section.