I was born in Sydney, Australia in 1956.
I have always been fascinated by astronomy and space exploration. After a short stint with the Post Master General's Department (now Telstra), I studied at the University of Sydney, majoring in Geology and Geophysics - in the hope that geologists would be needed to interpret data from a new wave of planetary exploration. (Seemed like a good idea at the time!)
After university, I worked as an exploration geologist before changing track and studying theology at Moore College in Sydney. In 1986, I was ordained into the Christian ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia. I currently serve in a parish in western Sydney. My long-suffering congregation is now used to sermons illustrated with references to astronomy and the Apollo program. I am married, with three children.
In my spare time, I am compiling a website covering activities and personnel at Honeysuckle Creek during Apollo.
The first photo was taken in October 1971 and shows me outside the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station in the Australian bush south of Canberra. NASA used Honeysuckle's video for Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon on Monday July 21 (Australian time) 1969.