This week at Mawson

11 July 2008
Mawson Station Expeditioner standing in front of cracked iceberg During the week we had two groups go out in the in field, one group to Auster Rookery and the other to Mount Henderson and Fang Hut, a 4th of July party for Gary (our American born expeditioner) and it …

18 July 2008
Saturday Night 'Beach Party' at Mawson Station A beach party, three days of blizzard, a day trip to Auster Rookery, installation of a new heat exchanger to engine No. 1 in the main power house, general works and maintenance programs, and various stock takes dominated out time …

25 July 2008
Mawson Station incinerator A quiz night, retrieval of a tide gauge from Horseshoe Harbour, a day trip to Auster Rookery and Mount Henderson, the annual kitchen shut down and spring clean, general works and maintenance programs, and again various stock takes dominated our …

1 August 2008
Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioners during Annual Kitchen renovation Another week which has flown by quickly – the annual kitchen shut down and spring clean involving all station personnel ended last Friday, phase two of the Emperor Penguin Project has commenced, general work programs continue and we celebrated Wastmas …

26 September 2008
Mawson Station cartoon This week’s illustration Why can't I go out into the field like my other farmyard friends? Why can't I go out into the field? Photo: Nick C At play Over the past number of weeks we've shown many many photos …

3 October 2008
Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner getting a little clearance over sastrugi on a quad bike This weeks illustration During the week Geoff, our experienced dieso mechanic travelled out to Auster Rookery with mates Nick and AJ. With vis a little low Geoff didn't see the sastrugi ahead, the result, well there was a little bit …

28 November 2008
Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner after an altercation with an Emperor penguin The 2008 Mawson Wintering team have had a great year and by the end of this week two things will come to an end: The Emperor Penguin Project 2008 Wintering team will commence their departure from station and hand over …

5 December 2008
S76 helicopter transferring Expeditioners from Davis to Mawson being refueled on Sansom island After four weeks of travel and three weeks waiting at Davis for a break in the weather, the Mawson 2008-09 crew on Voyage 1 finally started to make an appearance at Mawson. Two days of flying last week brought in …

12 December 2008
Image of Incoming Mawson Station Leader  and S76 helicopter We're here! Tuesday December 9th finally saw some good weather and the remaining Mawsonites still at Davis flew in and swapped places with the outgoing 2007-8 Mawson crew. Peter 'Noodles' H and S76 helicopter Photo: Peter H On the Penguin …

19 December 2008
Mawson Station from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg. The Horseshow Harbour Iceberg Mawson from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg. Photo: Peter S One of the reasons Mawson Station was built at this site (in 1954), is that it has a very nice sheltered harbour in a …

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