Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

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This week at Macquarie Island: 3 August 2012

On Friday 28th July the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication team (13) made their way back to station from various locations across the island. The hunters and their dogs had been away from station for five weeks and were keen to meet up, have time to relax, wash clothes and reacquaint themselves with family, partners and friends back home.

During their week on station the team spent only one day working, half of that day involved a familiarisation training session on rope rescue techniques, led by SAR (Search and Rescue Leader) Mango, with the remaining part of the day attending an end-of-month meeting with Pete (MIPEP Team Leader).

After a very social time in ‘town’ the team departed station on Friday 3rd August and won’t be seen again until the end of the month.

Dave, Mango, Lauren and Stephen during search and rescue training
Dave, Mango, Lauren and Stephen
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Dave looking intense as he demonstrates during search and rescue training
Dave looking intense
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Dave and Kelly watch search and rescue training
Dave and Kelly
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Jane and Cameron watch search and rescue training
Jane and Cameron
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Dave, Garry and Jack pose with a sled during search and rescue training
Dave, Garry and Jack
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Search and Rescue training - group action shot
Search and Rescue training
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Search and Rescue training group action shot with ropes
Search and Rescue training
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Search and Rescue training group action shot from above
Search and Rescue training
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
Search and Rescue training with expeditioners 'rescuing' a training dummy
Search and Rescue training
(Photo: Narelle Campbell)
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