This week at Mawson

  • Weddell seal searching for a way out of the water onto the ice around Horsde Shoe harbour

    20 March 2015 Single page view

    Hydroponics is reborn and weddell seals are proved to be more than just adorable animals.

  • Setting up all my gear into the bivy bag

    13 March 2015 Single page view

    The highs and lows of camping out in Antarctica plus a very brief insight into the mind of Robbie the electrician.

  • Rob Cullen pictured with an emperor penguin at casey satation in 2010

    6 March 2015 Single page view

    The station diesel mechanic and Mawson doctor chime in, plus a barbecue is held at the carpenter's workshop.

  • The winter team at the Mawson Sign

    27 February 2015 Single page view

    Mawson station's winter team settles in for the long haul, medical training is conducted on rock melons and no casualties recorded as expeditioners have a go at making Sunday dinner.

  • Dozer at the shore on the barge

    20 February 2015 Single page view

    A brief description of resupply including the creative transport to shore of a massive bulldozer.

  • The Aurora Australis at Mawson station at sunset

    13 February 2015 Single page view

    Mawson is undergoing resupply & apologise for the lack of news

  • Small painted model soldiers sitting on a table with white cloth

    6 February 2015 Single page view

    Space Wolves in Antarctica? Expeditioner Jens paints model game pieces from Warhammer 40k in this week's news from Mawson station.

  • Twin Otter on its way back to Davis

    30 January 2015 Single page view

    Search and rescue training at Beche Island and airplanes at Mawson station bring new arrivals.

  • Picture of engine parts and bits

    23 January 2015 Single page view

    Expeditioners at Mawson cleaned the water tanks and did some mechanical maintenance on the main power house.

  • A camera on a pole for photography penguin colonies

    16 January 2015 Single page view

    At Mawson station this week, they count Adélie penguins and witness one of Antarctica’s most spectacular natural phenomena.

  • Firefighters at work waiting for action standing outside

    9 January 2015 Single page view

    Fire is no joke at Mawson and it takes frequent training to prepare should one occur, however unlikely. Mawson also says goodbye to Theo and details the airglow spectrometer.

  • Three stuffed Christmas penguin toys dressed in hats, scarves and sunglasses

    19 December 2014 Single page view

    Will Santa stop at Mawson this year? Expeditioners have pulled out all the stops, in hopes the jolly fellow will bestow upon them gifts from the North Pole.

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