This week at Mawson

  • 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.

  • A Hagglunds oversnow vehicle looks like a toy from a distance as it sits amongst skiway flags

    12 December 2014 Single page view

    Rumdoodle gets prepped for landing.

  • A group of fluffy emperor penguin chicks and their parents at Auster rookery

    5 December 2014 Single page view

    Mawsonites spend time off-station with emperor penguins and in some of the lovely little shelter huts.

  • The Twin Otter passengers with their pilots on the sea ice at Mawson

    28 November 2014 Single page view

    "We could see pack ice were a multitude of enormous floes rendered tiny by their distance below us formed an irregular patchwork as if some giant had scattered pure white confetti on the surface of the ocean."

  • Gorgeous shades of blue encircle a tire piercing 'stubby' (the base of a broken bamboo cane) sticking out of the ice.

    21 November 2014 Single page view

    A collection of beautiful photos highlight what's new at Mawson this week.

  • Renovations complete. A happy couple of Adélie penguins stand by their recently constructed nest of pebbles and rocks

    14 November 2014 Single page view

    Planes finally land at Mawson station, an amusing story on the dogs of Antarctica, including a request for help in identifying one of the last huskies, plus a look at the lovable Adélie penguins.

  • Heidi and Curly stopping for one of many photo opportunites

    7 November 2014 Single page view

    Colbeck Hut is a renovator's delight, but first it had to travel. This week at Mawson, the Southern Massons are also explored.

  • An up-turned iceberg caught in the frozen sea ice exposures the many shades of green of the algae and other organisms which usually cling to the submerged section of the iceberg. This photo was taken whilst en-route to Taylor Glacier.

    31 October 2014 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners are out in the field, experiencing the best of Antarctic spring and Adélie penguins are counted.

  • Inside the main power house with the four generators lined up

    24 October 2014 Single page view

    Power and wind rule at Mawson station this week.

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