This week at Mawson: 26 September 2008

This week’s illustration

Why can't I go out into the field like my other farmyard friends?

Mawson Station cartoon
Why can't I go out into the field?
Photo: Nick C

At play

Over the past number of weeks we've shown many many photos of us hard at work, it's about time we showed you a few photos of us at play.

Last week we celebrated two birthdays : Tony turned 40 and Charlie, he's another year older too …

Tony

Tony handled the big four '0' pretty well, and so did his colleagues on station…

Mawson Station Expeditioner celebrating his 40th birthday
Tony at his 40th birthday party
Photo: Narelle C
Mawson Station Expeditioner celebrating his 40th birthday
I don't look a day over 39
Photo: Narelle C
Mawson Station Expeditioner in constume
Charlie and his friend at the 40th
Photo: Narelle C

Mawson Station Expeditioner in costume
Jock at the party
Photo: Narelle C
Mawson Station Expeditioners celebrating a birthday
Tony and Zane
Photo: Narelle C
Mawson Station Expeditioners celebrating a birthday
Nick and Geoff at Tony's party
Photo: David W

And for Charlie's birthday we had a spa and BBQ at the dieso's workshop followed by a night of Red Faces – the judges (Peter, Gary and Robyn) were kept busy scoring over 14 acts on the night …

Mawson Station Expeditioners enjoying the spa
Robyn and Jodi in the spa
Photo: Narelle C
Mawson Station Expeditioners and their version of Red Faces
Charlie as Daryl Sommers, The Doc as Red, and Gary and Robyn as guest judges
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with a musical act for Red Faces
Act 1 : Nick and Tony on guitar, Narelle playing the harmonica
Photo: Tony B

Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Charlie and Tony's version of Rolf Harris's 'Two Little Boys'
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with a musical act for Red Faces
Act 3, The Dieso's Geoff and Dom as The Soggy Bottom Boys
Photo: Tony B

Mawson Station Expeditioner with an act for Red Faces
The Doc meets the Dalek
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Boj and Dave – revenge of the wind turbines
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
AJ and his trained elephant
Photo: Tony B

Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Narelle and 'Trevor' – ventriloquist act
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Narelle and 'Trevor' ventriloquist act while drinking jug of water
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Robyn and Gary as 'Little People'
Photo: Tony B
 

Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Graeme as the 'Yobo'
Photo: Tony B
Mawson Station Expeditioners with an act for Red Faces
Zane the rabbit
Photo: Tony B

AFL Football Grand Final

Don't forget to grab a copy of the Melbourne Age's Friday (26th Sept) edition – turn to page 5 and you'll see a few of the Mawson team in Hawthorn and Geelong colours getting ready for the big grand final for this Saturday … pies, hamburgers and a few beers are definitely on the cards …

Mawson Station Expeditioners playing AFL on the sea ice
Play AFL on the sea ice
Photo: Jodi W
Maqwson Station Expeditioners in AFl tam colours pose for a photo
AFL fans at Mawson
Photo: Jodi W
Mawson Station Expeditioners in AFL team colours
May the best team win
Photo: Jodi W

Auster Rookery and its wildlife

And here's a few of our favourite penguin photos for the week :

Emperor penguin parents and chick
A Proud Family
Photo: Graeme F
Mawson Station Expeditioner at Auster Rookery
Graeme at Auster Rookery
Photo: Graeme F
This page was last modified on 26 September 2008.