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This week at Mawson: 3 May 2013

Although ANZAC day was actually last week, we were unable to submit our pictures and story until this week – such is the process of getting the station news onto the “net” from the deep south.

Our ANZAC day commenced with a light breakfast of ANZAC biscuits (thanks Cliffy) and then a dawn service. Fortunately at Mawson, dawn is at a more reasonable time in the morning (close to 9am!) at this time of year. Graham Cook, with help from Justin, Trent and Luc put together an emotional but fitting commemoration to all those who suffered, or continue to suffer, through war.

Both NZ and Australian flags were flown together in recognition of the many times where New Zealanders and Australians have served together in war – but also in peace.

Later on, a scrumptious BBQ lunch was served, and the traditional “Two-up” was played down at the diesos' workshop. To keep with tradition, wagering was allowed (with monopoly money of course), and after countless enthusiastic throws, Keldyn was awarded the ultimate prize winner. A total of $350 was raised on station that was donated to Legacy Australia. We thank Trent and the many other event helpers for organising all of the ANZAC activities. It was a memorable and enjoyable day for all.

ANZAC Day poster
Lest we forget
(Photo: Justin Chambers)
Two-up Anzac Day
Two-up played with much enthusiasm and spirit
(Photo: Justin Chambers)
Cliff Davis plays Two-up
Cliffy - always keen
(Photo: Chris Stevenson)
Aus and NZ flags Anzac Day
Australian and NZ flags fly proudly in the Mawson katabatic winds
(Photo: Chris Stevenson)
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