This week at Macquarie Island

  • Snowfield on plateau on Macquarie Island

    30 May 2008

    The past week at Macca has been a fairly quiet one with the expeditioners heading out to various field huts for some general work around the island or some time off to have a look around this great part of …

  • Gentoo penguins nest building on Macquarie Island

    22 August 2008

    Spring is in the air at Macca. Large male elephant seals are coming ashore and starting to stake out territory ready for when the females arrive in a week or two. We are starting to get used to the sounds …

  • Expeditioners undertaking fire training

    9 May 2008

    Its been a busy week at Macca, with lots of training going on. Friday saw fire chief Albie organising fire training with practice in salt water pumping should our water supply from the dam freeze. Salt Water Pumping Photo: Eve …

  • Rabbit damage to vegetation on Macquarie Island

    23 May 2008

    What's been happening at Macca for the past week or so? The Rangers, Ian and Ali D, have been continuing a circumnavigation of the island, on the way they are checking bird sites and also taking thousands of photos. The …

  • Collection of items found when the shower cubicle at Garden Cove was replaced

    13 June 2008

    It's been another busy week at Macca. Tim and Geoff have been fitting new shower cubicles into Garden Cove, where pulling out the old one revealed a hidden treasure of old soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Garden Cove's treasure trove. …

  • Eve counting seals

    17 October 2008

    The annual elephant seal census is underway. For 10 days all the female elephant seals on the isthmus will be counted, with two teams of two going out, one team to count the west side and one the east. Then …

  • 7 November 2008

    With a busy week at Macca, no ICY News …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners recladding the Stations' Main Store building

    14 November 2008

    This Summer's major project, the removal of asbestos sheeting and recladding of the store, is well underway. Steve, Cliff, Pete, Alex and Garnet, with help from Geoff, Pedro, Alby and Tim have been working hard to get as much done …

  • Panorama of lake and hills covered in ice.

    2 May 2008

    Much has been happening at Macca since we were last heard from. The weather has been highly variable, with the first snow in Market Square letting us know Winter is definitely here. Island Lake Track Panorama Photo: Eve Team rangers …

  • Macquarie Island 2008 Wintering Expeditioners

    31 October 2008

    Another big couple of weeks at Macca. It started with the "End of Winter" dinner on Monday. The impending arrival of L'Astrolabe bringing new faces to the island signaled the end of our Winter, so it was time for a …

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