Welcome to the Archives


Photographs through the decades - 1961 -1999

This page will be updated if more photographs are found of past club activities (Last images uploaded: 2011).
We are building these pages into a photographic walk down memory lane and breaking them into PhotoArchive1 the early years,
then Photo Archive 2 2000 to 2009,
Photo Archive 3 with 2010 to 2019 and finally with Photo Archive 4 2020 to Present Day.

If you have any photographs of club activities which you would like the share, please contact the Webmaster.

Old photos from around 1967 & 68

These are the oldest photos we have in our collection circa 1967

67raftrace raftrace 67tinbeerwah

It seems we were keen on Raft Races and that's our 1967 RadioActive BCC entry. And that's a group of Deptarment of Civil Aviation trainees.
The group was attending an amateur radio convention at Alexandra Headlands in either 1967 or 1968.
They carried a Pye Mk III up Mt Tibrogargan, and after all the effort no contacts were made.

We believe those in the photo are; Mike Willet VK4ZMW, Peter Crewdsen VK4ZPC, Ron Chernich VK4ZRC, Bob Stroud VK4ZSB, a friend of ZDD & Danny Dwyer VK4ZDD, John Perryn VK4ZJP & Graham Bell VK4ZGB

Social Outing

1968 Dinner at Grand Hotel

Mystery Date


Not sure about the date of this image however records indicate that we often went as to conventions as a club group. This image seems to show a happy band back in their room, chatting about radio, and what they'd learned

Mount Goonaneman

1976-78 building the repeater site

Mount Goonaneman Repeater Site officially opens in 1978

Following are photos of the official opening.
The crowd shots show a vibrant club and talented group of 'fathers and sons' who designed and built the shack and the tower for the club.
Very few names are on the reverse of the photo's so if we have missed someone's name, we apologise.


Danny Morrish introduces Mr P C Millar MHR Wide Bay, and invited him to officially open the Repeater Site on 29th October 1978

Official Opening

October 1978 Mount Goonaneman

Photos which seem to fit in here

1991 only 1 photo so far


Clem Steggink from August 1991 when the local newspaper reported on his retirment from his watchmaking business after 33 years.
The article told a story of Clem as a young Dutchman, learning his trade whilst working as slave labour in a German watch factory during WWII and his emigrating to Australia in 1958.

His Callsign was VK4FD and during his years with the club he served as Treasurer, President, Vice President and Secretary.

Hobby Expo

Club Display at 1994 Expo

Working Bee

1998 on Mount Goonaneman

That's the end of our photographs 1961-1999

If you're looking for further archive images:
Images 2000 to 2009 follow this link
Images 2010 to 2019 follow this link
Images 2020 to Current year 2020 to current

Thanks go to Gaynor VK4FGAY, Keith VK4APQ [sk],Bob Elkin and Joscelyn VK4JJ [sk], for digging outthese old photographs so we can present them as part of the club's pictorial history
** Not all names are on the reverse of the photo's - so apologies for any missing names **

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Bundaberg Qld 4670
Email: secretary@barc.asn.au

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