The Books


Books about Honeysuckle Creek

Hamish’s book
Bryan and Jackie’s Book

Tracking Apollo to the Moon – by Hamish Lindsay.

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To the Moon and Back – by Bryan Sullivan and Jackie French

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Honeysuckle Creek
The story of Tom Reid, a little dish, and Neil Armstrong’s First Step

by Andrew Tink.

Released 01 November 2018.

From the front cover:

“A wonderful and inspirational story, beautifully told. As hard as it is to do this extraordinary yarn justice, Andrew Tink has done it.” – Peter FitzSimons.

From the back cover:

“Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at that location, near Canberra, played in the first moon walk.

Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step.

Part biography and part personal history, Honeysuckle Creek makes a significant contribution to the story of Australia’s role in space exploration.”

Available from NewSouth Books and other booksellers.

Also available in Kindle format from Amazon (and perhaps other sellers).

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Other books

Carnarvon and Apollo

Carnarvon book

Carnarvon and Apollo, by Paul Dench and Alison Gregg.


Orroral Valley book

Acquisition: The Story of Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station, by Philip Clark, 2012.

ISBN 9780987256607

Live TV from the Moon

Apollo TV book

Live TV from the Moon, by Dwight Steven-Boniecki. Order from Amazon.

Below Tranquility Base

Below Tranquility Base

by Richard Stachurski.

Richard served as a Network Controller in the MOCR during Apollo, and was on duty for the Apollo 11 launch and lunar liftoff.

See his contribution to this website here.

Available from Amazon.