This week at Mawson

  • Last sunrise at Mawson Station before Mid-Winter at 1:45pm on June 13.

    20 June 2008

    This week's news brought to you by Robyn M. On Friday June 13, the sun made a final brief appearance above the Mawson horizon for all of six minutes, before retreating for the next fifteen days. Last sunrise at 1:45pm …

  • Expeditioners during Search and Rescue training

    13 June 2008

    Midwinter celebrations Details on Mawson's Midwinter celebrations are now being kept confidential as we don't want to spoil the show for those who are flying, beaming, swimming, dropping, hovering, or snorkeling in. What we can tell you ……..if you do …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners practicing their dance moves for Mid-Winters celebrations

    6 June 2008

    Mid Winter celebrations For the past few weeks in our spare time the Mawson Team have been preparing for the biggest day in the Antarctic calendar – Mid Winters Day which will be celebrated on the 21st June. Invitations have …

  • Expeditioners working on mezzanine floor in Mawson Station Green Store

    4 April 2008

    The New Mezzanine Floor – Green Store Last week we focused on explaining what we do in our spare time, we thought this week we should provide proof that we actually do work hard. Graeme and Nick have spent long …

  • Expeditioners at St Patrick Day dinner

    28 March 2008

    How we fill in our spare time Most of our family and friends who read 'This Week at Mawson' on the AAD's website have asked us, now the Aurora Australis has departed, what we will do with our time during …

  • Mawson Station Chef's with pavlova' made for Australia Day

    1 February 2008

    AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT MAWSON Mawsonites celebrated Australia Day with a cricket match outside the Rosella Building and a BBQ lunch which included hamburgers, chunky chicken and beef pies, and traditional lamingtons for dessert. Prior to dinner, Mawson boat designers …

  • Expeditioners ready to leave station for Search and Rescue training

    25 January 2008

    News this week brought to you by the Doctor SAR training Search and rescue training has commenced and moved into a new and exciting phase – vertical rescue. For most expeditioners this is one of the highlights of training at …

  • Expeditioners taking part in Search and Rescue training exercise

    11 January 2008

    Station SAR Exercise The scenario : on Wednesday afternoon, the whole station was alerted by a SAR (Search and Rescue) alarm. We were notified that an elderly couple had gone missing from the Kapitan Khlebnikov during the ship's recent visit …

  • Passengers from the cruise ship Kapitan Khlebnikov arriving at Mawson Station by helicopter

    4 January 2008

    Visitors Pop in for a Cuppa After a number of weeks pushing through thick sea-ice and struggling to land on the Antarctic continent due to poor weather conditions, on the 23rd December the Russian Ice Breaker, The Kapitan Khlebnikov , …

  • Image of Freddie Mercury (former) lead singer for Queen

    8 February 2008

    An update from our Bechervaise Island Biologists – Part 2 The great (but dead) Freddie Mercury, a plastic duck and a french dairy farmer (still living in France) – seemingly very different, but part of the interconnectedness of all things, …

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