I took a run out along Badgery’s Creek Rd a couple of weeks back to see if I could find Bringelly HF Rx.
I had previously done a Google Maps search and found this: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.9165863,150.7355267,739m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
It had to be the station site – who else would make a sealed road into a paddock. I think it’s pretty obvious the U was where the staff cottages were.
Street View shows the old entry brickwork as was used at Doonside: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.9167736,150.7304006,3a,24.9y,29.64h,93.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szHK703kDdJ1QL8nZjuR59g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
I stopped and took a few pics:
It was indeed the site – I worked there for a year or so in 1968, very memorable because it was the first time I’d worked anywhere without being either a schoolboy or a trainee. The “bachelors’ quarters” was situated on the north side of the intersection of the entrance road and the right hand top of the U. I took the photo from a ladder looking towards the front door.
How desolate it looks! I’ve just been checking the Victorian receiving station site at Rockbank, where I worked (1960-1964) before working at Bringelly (1964-1966). Rockbank’s staff accommodation buildings have been sold off but preserved as Rockbank Park. Check the site at Heritage Victoria (vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/125655/download-report). I’m helping to correct some of the information; the Assessor, Heritage Assessments, is also doing some work on Fiskville’s history.
Thanks, Ron, for the memory trip. All that knowledge and experience – MUFs and ALFs, selective fading, sunspot cycles… who needs it?