This week at Mawson

  • Snow build up near living quarters

    12 April 2013 Single page view

    Insight into early arrivals, additional duties and the doc takes a wander around station to catch the day's happenings.

  • Iceberg on a clear, sunny day surrounded by sparkling water

    5 April 2013 Single page view

    The journey or the destination? That is the question. We take our last boating trip for the season and get a turbine tour with Trent.

  • Darron and Chris in uniform directing the high pressure hose  at fire exercise

    29 March 2013 Single page view

    Awesome birthday cakes, fire and emergency rescue training and expeditioners 'needled' into supporting our surgical team training were the highlights this week at Mawson.

  • Dead snow petrel frozen in ice with wings sticking out

    22 March 2013 Single page view

    Find why it's a dream to be a photographer in Antarctica, learn about the Framnes mountains and take in a foreign film at TNFMN, Mawson's own foreign film evening!

  • Keldyn F on plateau, gazing to the right with snow and ice all around him

    15 March 2013 Single page view

    A full week with new equipment installed in the kitchen, some boating, a visit to the western side of the David Range and an eventful long weekend for one young expeditioner.

  • Aurora at Mawson that ends in a spiral shape just above the station

    8 March 2013 Single page view

    In this week that was, the Doc watches, wanders, and wonders, the tradies get a late night call-out bonus and there is a special commemorative visit to a local island.

  • Orca up close with its head out of the water

    1 March 2013 Single page view

    Orcas off West Arm, field training and the joy of being a first-time Slushy just some of the highlights of a week at Mawson.

  • Geoff Brealey lies on snow with many emperor pnguins in the background

    22 February 2013 Single page view

    Cliff tells us about his incredible journey to Mawson by way of just about everywhere! We also have a brief update from Geoff, John and Cookie who review the operating areas in readiness for field training and the team settle in for the winter.

  • Adelie penguin watches boat loading

    15 February 2013 Single page view

    A busy week with resupply completed. The Aurora headed back to Hobart and the 2013 winter team were left to settle in.

  • A golden yellow sky with the dark image of land and a penguin

    8 February 2013 Single page view

    For the first time since April 2012 Horseshoe Harbour is free of sea ice and is now ready to accept the Aurora Australis. We are currently in Day two of our annual resupply with handovers and projects well underway. The biologists have left Bechervaise Island after their 40-day stint and Mawson gains recognition for an internationally acclaimed dish.

  • Penguins diving from ice floes into the water

    1 February 2013 Single page view

    Australia Day was celebrated with a lamb on the spit and movie clips on the big screen in the trades workshop. In other news Scottish's birthday, preparation for resupply, Minke whales and penguin streakers.

  • Through the reduced visibility of the blizzard the image of the Googie accommodation is just visible

    25 January 2013 Single page view

    The end of summer dinner celebrated in a heritage listed building, Friday drinks in Aeronomy including green monster, the weekly report from Bechervaise Island and the value of observing nature.

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