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Planet Reunion Dinner, 7th December, 2017

Another very pleasant dinner was held at the Kirribilli Club, Milsons Point with, sadly, still only a poor attendance of 10 people but we were graced by three ladies again … In attendance were : Verlie & Caroline Duggan, Madeline Harding,  Graham Brown, David Hawley, Phil MacNamara,  Geoff Sharrock, John Crombie,  Geoffrey Reed and Andy Marosszeky […]

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VALE Douglas McKenzie Boyle – 9th September 2017

I received this notification of Douglas’s Birthday on the 2nd November, 2017  from Facebook  but, when I logged in, there was a notification from his son Alex Boyle about the funeral service for Doug … I worked with Douglas at Planet in Australia from 1970 to 1972 – He was a terrific bloke and a […]

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VALE CHRIS PEDERSEN – 1931-2017

Sadly, I report the passing away of Christian Peter Pedersen on the 1st of September, 2017 … The Funeral Notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 6th September, 2017 … His funeral was attended by ex-Planeteers David Hawley, Phil MacNamara, David Johnstone, John Crombie and Andy Marosszeky and also by Diane Cucvara, […]

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VALE Joseph Cucvara – 1939-2017

It came as a shock to learn of Joseph’s passing on the 23rd March, 2017 after a short battle with a very virulent bile duct cancer … The official Obituary was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, the 27th March … Joseph’s funeral was held on Thursday, 30th March 2017 at the Northern […]

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Bob Walker – My Planet Era – W.A. 1968-70

Bob has put together a terrific summary of his time with Planet in W.A. from 1968-70, taken from his Family History Photobook … I think all ex-Planeteers will enjoy it, particularly those who worked in W.A. with Planet … Bob Walker – Planet_Era_WA_1968-70

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R.I.P. Doctor John Reed

   VALE JOHN REED Today, I added a full Obituary from the AIMM for Doctor John Reed who died on the 20th December, 2014. John was born in Wanganui, New Zealand and worked as head of the Planet Laboratory from 1968 to 1971 …  See the full obituary for Dr. John Reed under the “Planet Management” […]

See the full obituary for Doctor John Reed under the "Planet Management" page ...

KING RIVER ASSAYS RETURN GRADES UP TO 39% COPPER AT CHAPMAN (SPEEWAH DOME)

Western Australia: King River Copper (ASX: KRC) has received assay results from rock chips collected at the recent discovery at the Chapman project at Speewah Dome, which returned grades up to 39% copper, 335g/t silver and 3.96g/t gold. The company is looking for a positive impact on its market position after exploration at the Western […]

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Durack Ranges, WA – 1970, Photos by Robert Adams

Robert was a Field Assistant in the Durack Ranges in the 1970’s with Don MacCulloch et al … He is now retired in Germany and has sent through some photos from 1970 which complement Don MacCulloch’s beautifully … UPDATE: Good Friday, 2013 – Robert has sent through some more great photos of Durack Ranges 1970 […]

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Durack Ranges, WA – 1970 (Photos from Don MacCulloch)

Don MacCulloch has sent in photos from the Durack Ranges, 1970 … The photos, sadly, are somewhat degraded due to the heat/humidity and not being developed until a return to civilisation (a common problem in that environment), but I have upgraded them somewhat and included them in a PDF album … They give an interesting […]

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The Apthorpe Planet Chronicles

Ken Apthorpe has assembled a terrific chronicle of all the Planet projects he has been involved with while he was with Planet … he was one of the last employees with Planet before the lights were turned off and this is reflected in some of his photos … http://andymar.cuccfree.com/indexkaa.html  

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