This week at Mawson

  • a man is hauling a stretcher over a cliff edge

    21 April 2017

    Expeditioner Mark Austin describes how a week of intensive search and rescue training was balanced by a station darts competition, a visit from the Easter bunny and a menagerie of animals at the dinner table…

  • Spirals of white and green over an icy harbour

    7 April 2017

    The Mawson team climbed mountains to restore essential radio transmissions, and were captivated by auroral night skies this week.

  • an iceberg with an arch carved out of it looks like a bridge on the southern ocean

    31 March 2017

    This week we continue to showcase our beautiful environment at Mawson, kick off the 'Bet you didn't know' interview series, and show how some expeditioners built up an appetite for our first station BBQ!

  • a giant petrel glides over blue crashing waves

    24 March 2017

    This week Pete shares some wonderful photos from the voyage and some of his favourites from around station. Some bivvy tips that may come in handy!

  • a pink and blue sunset over a field of ice

    17 March 2017

    After clear blue skies the weather turned windy reminding us that winter is on its way. Survival and field travel training continued at Rumdoodle Hut and we celebrate two birthdays!

  • a large grey and black spotted Weddell seal lays on the sea ice

    10 March 2017

    Some search and rescue training at Henderson Hut provided the added bonus of seeing an aurora australis, while chilled out Weddell seals appear to enjoy moulting in the sun.

  • A large red over snow vehicle holds 14 expeditioners posing for a self timed photo in front of a large red shed and blue sky

    3 March 2017

    This week we road test our equipment, welcome back the Aurora Australis (just briefly), our comms tech goes to East Arm to check the tide gauges and it appears that the Weddell seals appreciate the sunset as much as we do.

  • A group of expeditioners farewell the previous group.

    24 February 2017

    Resupply for winter and the Green Store is looking nice and full, the keys to the station are handed over to the 70th ANARE station leader and the 69th ANARE are farewelled.

  • A faint glimmer of an aurora in the sky with the full moon

    17 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we have ships, storms, an ellie seal and auroras.

  • An Adelie penguin on the rocky shore near Mawson with the ice cliffs in the background

    10 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we reflect on summer, find out what is happening at Béchervaise Island and check where the ship is.

  • The crew on the descent, Dan Bird, Heidi Godfrey, Chris Hill and Gavin Melgaard

    3 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we climb mountains and look at the latest from Béchervaise Island

  • Adélie penguins being chased by a pod of orcas jump onto an iceberg in front of Mawson station.

    27 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we take a look at some of the wildlife we have been seeing and catch up with what they are getting up to on the island.

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