People at Tidbinbilla – 1960s

See also


Les Whaley’s photos
See also these photos from Les Whaley (scanned by Mike Dinn).


Four of the original Tidbinbilla engineering team that was assembled in mid 1963.

L to R – Keith Brockelsby, Receiver Engineer; Clive Jones, Facilities Engineer; Jeff Newnham. Analogue Instrumentation Engineer; and John Heath, Microwave Engineer. (The positions of the four were those they held in 1963).

Photo: Bruce Window, Canberra, July 2019.

Mariner 4

Station Director Bob Leslie addresses the team after their first operational track of Mariner 4. Around March 1965.

See the key to this photo, and others taken at the same meeting.

Team D c 1980

Gary Peach in the workshop at Tidbinbilla setting up a bridge to measure the Waveguides for the Apollo Dual 20 kW Transmitter upgrade.



Les Whaley - Analog console Bob Cudmore – Instrumentation Section Leader Jack Rothwell – Antenna Engineer Peter Papps – Magnetic recording John Heath – Microwave Engineer Bob Leslie – Station Director Neil McVicar – Receiver Technician Paddy Johnstone – Ops Controller Dave Watts – Antenna Technician Mal Glenn – JPL Rep