This week at Davis

  • German research ship visiting Davis station

    23 March 2007

    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 …

  • Site services covered by snow

    30 March 2007

    Brought to you by Met Snow, snow and more snow has been a feature of the past week at Davis and the temperatures headed towards minus 25°C. The colder temperatures meant that some vehicles needed assistance in starting, and Paul …

  • Expeditioner looking at the heating and ventilation airconditioning system

    27 April 2007

    This week at Davis our plumbers have been busy conducting a balancing act in the Sleeping Medical Quarters, balancing the heating and ventilation system that is, as you will see from the photo below, Brendan is measuring the amount of …

  • Two expeditioners looking serious before the darts game

    9 March 2007

    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 …

  • Some rubbish to be returned to Australia from Davis station

    2 March 2007

    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 …

  • I'm dreaming of Christmas???

    5 January 2007

    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, …

  • From left: Ivan Hawthorn, Bill Bathurst, Dr Phillip Law, David Dodd and Alex Brown

    2 February 2007

    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 …

  • Tony about to descend under the watchful eye of Heather

    16 February 2007

    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 …

  • Yogi (holding the redskins), Dick and Jibba pushing the prices up

    23 February 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioners on their way to Sørsdal Knoll.

    4 May 2007

    As last week finished on a somber note, 'Ups' on Wednesday and 'Downs' on Thursday, let us recommence where we left it … The start of the official opening of sea ice travel drawing ever so closer, some of us …

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