This week at Macquarie Island

  • An elephant seal photobombs the snow photo

    26 May 2017

    This week, we catch-up on the last fortnight of amazing southern latitude weather extremes and get to know Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service - ranger in charge, Andrea Turbett.

  • A seemingly smiling elephant seal lying on vegetation.

    19 May 2017

    This week at Macca, we feature a day in the life of senior mechanical supervisor Lionel and get to know senior Bureau of Meteorology observer Matt Westbury.

  • A photo showing the view of water hills and Cumpstons Cottage from Dr Jan Wallace's room

    12 May 2017

    This week at Macca, we catch up on the last two weeks of station life and get to know winter expeditioner Dr Jan Wallace.

  • Light-Mantled Sooty Albatross chick at North Head - Macquarie Island

    5 May 2017

    This week at Macca, we hear first-hand about the albatross and giant petrel research program and get to know research assistant Emily Mowat.

  • Lest We Forget - ANZAC Day 2017 at Macquarie Island

    28 April 2017

    This week at Macca, we celebrated ‘Night of the Vegans’ and paused to commemorate ANZAC Day.

  • A photo of Cumpstons Cottage, a wooden two story hut.

    21 April 2017

    This week at Macca, we had our first field familiarisation trip, reflect on the inaugural Macca 'premium cinema experience', and Cumpstons Cottage celebrates its 20th birthday.

  • A trio of expeditioners sit smiling on the slope amidst tussocks of grass

    7 April 2017

    This week at Macca, we upgraded the gym, celebrated our first week on station with a formal dinner, and our Albatross Research Team headed into the field for their first banding activities of the season.

  • Macca 70th ANARE Team fare welling the Aurora Australis with a flare send-off

    31 March 2017

    This week at Macca, the team officially took over duties following a successful resupply and we celebrated our first Island birthday.

  • A gentoo penguin with Aurora Australis in background

    24 March 2017

    This week Macquarie Island is abuzz with resupply activities and the changeover of winter personnel to the 70th ANARE team.

  • An aurora in the night sky over station

    17 March 2017

    Resupply ship is enroute, so this is the last 'this week' for the 69th ANARE. More winners from the photo comp; end of season dinner; a round up from botany for the year and we missed one wall photo!

  • Seaweed laid up against a beach cobble

    10 March 2017

    Results are in for the annual photo comp; seed collecting explained; 'Intrepid Expeditioner' heads off station; the new boat shed revealed and the last winterer photos from the wall of the Mess.

  • Lots of penguins in the colony at Gadget Gully

    3 March 2017

    King penguin chicks are here; hydro gets Dan thinking; the tourist season ends for another year and the new boatshed has a roof!

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