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Doonside Staff – 1966

10 Mar 16
Peter Bull

From left to right – Harry Clay, Dave Stimson, (unknown), Station Manager (unknown), Ray Wood, Vince Sim, Stewart Hewison

Can you put a name to the faces of those persons 3rd & 4th from the left in the above photo?


  1. Peter Bull March 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Phil Mann says that he thinks that the 4th from left is Austin Houseman, Doonside Station Manager at the time.

  2. Peter Bull March 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Peter!
    You know who knows! Neil Yakalis who has memories of EVERYTHING!! Hey, my Dad, Alan, isn’t there? That’s disappointing. Mind you there are a few men missing.
    Harry Clay bred Collies.
    Vince Sims was like a second dad; he was MC at my wedding in 1973. Stewart….well…so many stories. Could one of the men be Mr Bullen /Mr Seaton/ Mr Mahoney? I’ll send the photo on to my brother, he may remember.
    Kind Regards
    Lorraine Thomas (née Ritchie).

  3. Peter Bull March 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Neil Yakalis confirms that the 4th from the left is Austin Houseman

  4. Peter Bull March 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Ed Willingham says that 3rd person in the photo is Brian Baker

  5. nyakalis April 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Photo of Alan Ritchie sent to me by his daughter Lorraine Thomas. Alan came across from AWA as a ships radio officer & technician. He served at numerous OTC out stations & brought a wealth of knowledge back to his last station Doonside. I was very fortunate to be trained practically by Alan before he retired.

  6. nyakalis April 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    TO1A Stewart Hewison on watch with TO1 Allen Gravelle at Doonside mid 1970’s. TO2 Jack Bullen is in the distance at the supervisors desk.

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