Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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ID number P01132.009
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made Feburary 1943


Group portrait of the first members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Womens Royal Australian Navy (WRANS) from HMAS Harman Naval Wireless Station. These service men and women transfered in late 1942 to the nearby Molonglo reciving station opened to cary traffic from Whitehall, Haliflax and Bombay Fort. Left to right: Back Row (standing): Leading Telegraphists Tich Philips and Jock Campbell, Telegraphists Joyce Barton and Marie McKenna, Cooks Poppy Ashdown and Pat Abbott, Teleprinter Operator Margaret Shergold, Leading Telegraphist Daphne Wright, Telegraphist Fred Lubach, Leading Telegraphist Jack Gore; Middle Row (sitting): Telegraphist Joyce Osborne, Teleprinter Operator Coras Allen, Telegraphist Edna Thomas, Leading Telegraphist Joan Dixon, Teleprinter Operators Phil McDonald and Dot McGuire, Telegrapist Molly Cuthbert, Leading Telegraphist Billie Thompson; Front Row: Petty Officer Telegraphists George Allen and Tom Lloyd.