This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioners give oxygen to pretend patient John during training.

    7 August 2015 Single page view

    Dr Kate conducts a training exercise for the lay surgical assistants on station.

  • Angus sitting hydroponics enjoying the warmth and light.

    31 July 2015 Single page view

    What we do when we can't go outside at Mawson, and George Cresswell again takes us back to Antarctica in the 60s.

  • Angus Cummings starts up the wall - eight vertical metres can seem like a long way!

    24 July 2015 Single page view

    Motorcycles in Antarctica? Current Mawson expeditioners learn about the past, as Dr George Creswell does a talk on his time there in 1960. The Mawson climbing wall also gets a write up.

  • On our way to Proclamation Point travelling by Hagglunds over sea ice.

    17 July 2015 Single page view

    Part three of the Taylor Glacier trip, the art of brewing masterful ales and ciders using pristine Antarctic water, and a guide to field hut etiquette from Mawson station.

  • Looking down from the top of the turbine it looks more than forty five metres to the ground.

    10 July 2015 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners continue last week's stories with a mission to the top of the wind turbine and a journey to the Taylor glacier emperor penguin ASPA.

  • Angus and Kim on top of a hill at Colbeck watching the sun set.

    3 July 2015 Single page view

    Science and maintenance at Mawson. Sounds standard, until you see the pics.

  • The Mawson 68th ANARE pose for a group photo. They are all dressed up, with the sole female in the middle wearing a beautiful dress.

    26 June 2015 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners celebrate the annual midwinter traditions in style.

  • When it is very cold the breathe comes out of you like a steam train

    19 June 2015 Single page view

    We travel west to the Staunton Islands and watch the beautiful sun set over Mawson for the last time until the end of June.

  • Sunset over the huts which are called melons

    12 June 2015 Single page view

    Mawson celebrates a birthday with cake, table tennis and a movie. Work continues, expeditioners take a trip to Béchervaise Island and 'aliens' make contact.

  • An inquisitive emperor penguin comes towards Kim to find out what he is

    5 June 2015 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners visit the fascinating emperor penguins at Auster rookery.

  • Bearded male expeditioner in safety clothing with his kangaroo birtday cake

    29 May 2015 Single page view

    It's Trev's birthday at Mawson zoo and the station has gone wild! Despite the animals getting out, daily ARPANSA testing must still happen. No expeditioners were harmed in the creation of this week's news.

  • Mawson station leader leaning up against the Pioneer working hard

    22 May 2015 Single page view

    Work on the plateau and social life on station.

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