This week at Macquarie Island

28 July 2006
Icy Station Due to an extraordinary combination of occurrences, Macquarie Island's news is compiled by a substitute subantarctic correspondent. Macquarie Island is currently in the grip of a series of very bleak, southerly weather systems. For much of July, the "green sponge" …

4 August 2006
Meggsy Release Rat This week a lot has happened at Macca. The first of many 'Hanger Rat' model planes competitions, a visit from a few leopard seals, the ordeals faced when doing hut maintenance, a cloudless night and the farewell to some parts …

2 June 2006
Tubby In His Office This week at Macca is WORK WEEK. Yes, that's right, this week nothing else happened except work. There was no table dancing, no beer taste testing … Our fearless leader Tubby led the way. He was everywhere doing everything. If …

28 April 2006
The cutting of the wombat cake. If having the likes of mice, rats and rabbits isn't enough, Macca now has 2 new pests that could possibly be more devastating and harmful to the island. The first was seen in and around the mess; the second was …

18 August 2006
Frozen Aerial This week at Macquaire Island we are celebrating the Four Elements. These, of course, are Earth, Water, Air and Fire. According to the Empedocles, a Greek philosopher, scientist and healer who lived in Sicily in the fifth century BC, all …

5 May 2006
Macca bar and bistro NOW OPEN!!! The Macca Bar & Bistro BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Macca bar and bistro Friday saw the continuation of "Workplace Familiarisation" with McGivor opening up the chippy's shop to show off the new the BBQ cover he made. The cover has …

12 May 2006
Band Leader A new craze is sweeping through the ranks of the Macca crew. It already has a leader. It has many in its grip. Be careful or it will have you next. Be afraid, be very afraid. Resistance is futile. Dare …

13 October 2006
Generator bed painted yellow With the ship on its way, it was time to get the station "ship shape". The obvious place to start was the reason for our V1 ship visit, the main power house (MPH). Meggsy has the MPH all ready for …

23 November 2006
First tourist ship at Macquarie Island The winter is over. Long live the winter. The 2006 Macca crew bid farewell to winter in their usual way with a huge party, heaps of fantastic food. With the celebrations over, the first of the summer boat people arrived. …

15 December 2006
Boating at Macquarie Island This week at Macca is boating week. Due to some recent marvellous weather and flat-ish seas, the second successful boat trip to Hurd Point in as many weeks went ahead. The boats were loaded up with supplies for a couple …

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