This week at Davis

23 March 2007
German research ship visiting Davis station Just when the dust had settled and we were starting to get into our winter routine, we received a visit from the German research vessel the Polarstern. It was so exciting to see another ship in the harbour, especially as …

16 March 2007
The Aurora Australis, AA2 and the Phil Sulzberger The Aurora Australis finally made it here to Davis on Thursday, just before lunch time (only a few days later than scheduled). As always the most anticipated delivery was that of the mail. After this was delivered and sorted it …

2 February 2007
From left: Ivan Hawthorn, Bill Bathurst, Dr Phillip Law, David Dodd and Alex Brown It has been a big couple of weeks down here at Davis, the most important being the 50th anniversary of our station. Australia's southern-most station was officially opened on January 13th 1957 by Phillip Law. Our morning began with a …

19 January 2007
Last week from Davis: After a very festive week or so at Davis, it is really now down to business… Many would disagree but GPS is not a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) for Going to Pretty Sites. Instead, it is …

5 January 2007
I'm dreaming of Christmas??? Well the new team has finally arrived. And in our honour, a party was planned. Some people want to call it Christmas instead of a welcoming party, so I guess that's what we'll call it. But before we could celebrate, …

16 February 2007
Tony about to descend under the watchful eye of Heather Tony about to descend under the watchful eye of HeatherPhoto: Brendan Hopkins The final group of winter expeditioners was put through their field training late last week. Field training for the group has a two-fold reason. Number one is …

23 February 2007
Yogi (holding the redskins), Dick and Jibba pushing the prices up Last Friday night saw the Davis Grand Charity Auction take place in the green store. All proceeds from the auction are going Camp Quality. The big ticket item was a painting by our very own artist, Jurgen M. But to …

9 March 2007
Two expeditioners looking serious before the darts game Well we had some good news here at Davis during the week. The darts competition finally came to an end! Congratulations to Steve B and Dennis for making it through to the decider. The best of three final was played …

2 March 2007
Some rubbish to be returned to Australia from Davis station Well the summer is coming to an end here at Davis. People are running around doing some last minute work before the Aurora Australis gets here (scheduled for Tuesday). The guys working over at SAM have been cleaning up and …

13 July 2007
Gear ready for packing into Hagglunds The approval of the traverse to AmandaBay / Larsemann Hills put a buzz around station with most people being involved in the preparations. Every one on station was willing to give a hand whether it was working on vehicles and …

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