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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 …

Planet Reunion 2017

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 great character and I enjoyed his company very much … We shared a mutual love of Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky …
I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed and fondly remembered …

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, widow of Joseph Cucvara … A suitable toast to Chris was proposed with Scotch whisky following the service …

I have also prepared a PDF tribute to Chris which includes my photos of the funeral and pictures of Chris from Planet days and beyond …

VALE Chris Pedersen 2017- RIP

 

Vale Joseph Cucvara – 1939-2017 – Andy Marosszeky

I have created a visual tribute to Joseph from my own archive of pictures taken during my time working with Joseph at Planet and also at Cities Service following the demise of Planet …

Joe Cucvara – Planet & Beyond – Andy Marosszeky_170404

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 Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium on a suitably grey, wet and windy day …

The love and esteem Joe was held in was indicated by the large turnout of family and friends who couldn’t all fit in the chapel for the service …

Six Planet colleagues/friends attended : David Hawley, David Johnstone and wife, Geoff Tassell and Wife, Geoff Sharrock and wife, Phil MacNamara and Myself …
(Phil didn’t stay for the Wake afterwards) …

I attach a tribute containing the funeral service schedule and some pictures I took at the Wake following the funeral …

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I also attach a link to a moving visual tribute prepared by his family and shown at the funeral service …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbVEzRvhWA

 

Heavy Mineral Investigation – East Coast Australia – GAB & IRFM

This is a report authored by Graham Brown and Ian MacCulloch on the exploration for heavy minerals off the East Coast of NSW for presentation at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Marine Technology Society, Washington D.C., U.S.A. on the 1st July, 1970 by Graham Brown …

HeavyMineralInvestigation_EastCoastAust_GAB&IRFM

Planet Metals Ltd, 1969 and 1970 Offshore NSW

Ian MacCullock has sent some photos taken during heavy mineral sampling during 1969 and 1970 in Offshore NSW …

Planet Metals Ltd 1969 and 1970 Offshore NSW

Laser Electronics – Bottom Standing Drill Rig

I received an email from Ian MacCulloch on the 20/02/2017 with a photo of a bottom standing Drill Rig developed by Laser Electronics in the 1970’s to sample bottom sediments for heavy minerals/gold …

Apparently, it worked well …

Laser Electronics – Bottom Standing Drill Rig

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

Planet Reunion Dinner, November 7th, 2016

Another very pleasant dinner was held at the Kirribilli Club, Milsons Point with, sadly, still only a poor attendance of 9 people but we were graced by three ladies …

In attendance were : Verlie Duggan, Madeline Harding, Maureen Brown, Graham Brown, Joseph Cucvara, David Hawley, Geoff Sharrock, Ken Apthorpe and Andy Marosszeky …

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