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Pachena Photos

1910-11 Staff
Officer in Charge C.B. Kennedy
2nd Operator L. Lucas
3rd Operator T. Crosby
075   Clearing at Pachena Point.

Bowerman Collection
074   Constructionat Pachena Point.

Bowerman Collection
010   Ageneral view of the Pachena Radio station site.

Bowerman Collection
071   PachenaPoint radio direction finding station. Loops have been drawn in on the original to make them visible. The hut underneath the centre of the loops housed the receiving apparatus.

Bowerman Collection
073   Anotherphoto of Pachena Point radio direction finding station, showing the antenna loops.

Bowerman Collection
019   Pachena Light & Wireless station beach landing.

Harris Collection
022   Viewof Pachena Light Station, taken from the Wireless building.

Harris Collection
01   A winter shot of Pachena from the late 1920's. The radio direction finder shed is at the right and the rest of the buildings are staff dwellings. The DF station used two huge loop antennas set within, and at right angles to each other. One of the DF antenna supporting masts is at the rear of the photo.
   The wireless station operation's building was off the left of the photo.

Corriveau Collection
02   Pachena dwelling in the late 1920's. Most likely the one where Hector and his family lived.

Corriveau Collection

   Officer-In-Charge's dwelling some time in the 1930-40 period.

05   Late 1920's shot of Pachena light station. Wireless operations building not visible, but is down behind thelight tower.

Corriveau Collection
12   A shot of Pachena. Direction Finder operations building dead centre.

Corriveau Collection
Probably 1930s view looking towards a couple of dwellings.

M.Randall
A 1930s Pachena celebration of some sort. Almost two dozen people here, not counting the operator on watch.

M.Randall

 

 

214   Jon Healey advises, "This station is Pachena Point. I have a copy of the photo as well. We lived in the house on the left when my dad was OIC. The photo was taken from the top of the water tower"  See also 402 & 403 below to make up a panorama view. 1940's

Bowerman Collection
403   Pachena from the top of the water tower. Goes with photo 214.

Bowerman Collection
404   Goes with photo 214 above.  Jack notes in his history that some of the stations had well kept gardens.

Bowerman Collection
056   Pachena's noted gardening in evidence. This photo is verified as the OIC's house at Pachena, sometime before 1948. Thanks to Jon H. for the I.D.

Bowerman Collection 
   Looking west in the1940's. Direction finder (DF) receiver shack centered in photo. Wireless station was in a building out of sight behind the light tower. I have a feeling it was demolished at some time and the equipment moved into the DF shack.

M. Healey

This page is a photo sequence of Pachena light and wireless station with the earliest first. The station was in operation for almost 50 years. All images can be clicked for a larger view.

 

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