This week at Macquarie Island

  • All the crew behind the bar that is decorated in the Norwich city football logo and green and yellow letters that say happy birthday

    17 May 2013 Single page view

    Chris and Patty take on heritage recovery excavation this week at Macca. There were also a couple of special birthdays and we watch a gripping FA Cup final.

  • Green tinged aurora in the western sky, with the island hills silhouetted and the greenish reflection ioff the low clouds and the waters of Hasselborough Bay

    10 May 2013 Single page view

    This week at Macca, stunning photos, a trip to North Head and ranger aerobics!

  • Leona Patty and John dressed up standing at the table looking at the Eifel Tower

    3 May 2013 Single page view

    The Australia vs NZ challenge is on. Ranger and tradies also join forces in the field.

  • The team at dawn service on the isthmus

    26 April 2013 Single page view

    This week Chris journeys south, Aaron takes us on the water for boating induction, the doc has a birthday and ANZAC Day is commemorated.

  • Looking south from the Brothers track - along grass covered hills and the ocean on the left

    19 April 2013 Single page view

    Saturday Night Special. Chris the TASPWS Ranger on Marine debris. Barry, Aaron and Tony (chef) go Field Training

  • Rangering on Macca means you get to see some amazing scenery - Chris standing in some short grass with the ocean, coastal plain and step slopes in the background

    12 April 2013 Single page view

    Chris, the TASPWS Ranger, gives us a heads up on the Macca bird count. We also conduct vital search and rescue plus firefighting training. The MIPEP team report on their weekly walking.

  • A penguin colony made up of thousands of penguins living on Macquarie island mountain range

    5 April 2013 Single page view

    The MIPEP team are back on station and have written up reports on their walking adventures plus we celebrate Easter Macca style.

  • During Earth Hour - a close up of Aaron, wearing a head torch, strumming away on his guitar

    29 March 2013 Single page view

    Mexican and Chilean culture influences Saturday night dinner, the station celebrates Earth Hour and Met Day, Ranger Chris reports and much more from Macca.

  • Aurora australis or southern lights, appearing like a greenish silk curtain, as seen from the Ham hut looking southeast over Buckles Bay

    22 March 2013 Single page view

    Our first week at Macca we settle in and prepare for the next 12 months plus share our lives in photos including some of the beautiful sights of Macquarie Island.

  • A green hose stretching spanning an 800 metre distance across water to an orange ship

    15 March 2013 Single page view

    This week was exceptionally busy as we transfered the fuel from the ship and then resupplied the field huts by helicopter. Everything went according to plan and handover on Saturday night went very smoothly with Narelle handing over the station leader reigns to Mark.

  • Elephant seals and helicopters in the back ground

    8 March 2013 Single page view

    Macquarie Island is the last station to undergo resupply before the winter season commences. We say goodbye to the summer crew, welcome the winterers and resupply the station and huts.

  • Beach, ocean and rocks

    1 March 2013 Single page view

    Preparations continue for the ship’s arrival. Spectacular landscape and wildlife photos from the field…

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