This week at Mawson

  • Mawson fire team with vehicles

    12 March 2010

    Fire Chief Mick had planned a full fire training exercise for the station that included smoke, blackout conditions and casualties. Throughout the week he could be heard maniacally chuckling to himself about his plan.

  • Old melt hole

    5 March 2010

    Winter has definitely arrived at Mawson, with consistent low temperatures, a proper blizzard and everyone's favourite topic: water rationing. Throughout the summer, we enjoyed the luxuries of practically limitless glacial water pouring into our catchment area. But no more.

  • Mawson expeditioner with bust and cairn at Mawson wharf

    26 February 2010

    A sense of serenity has settled over the station like a warm blanket, as we adjust to the reduced station numbers and greater number of free rooms.

  • Aurora Australis at Mawson station

    19 February 2010

    After circling us like a hungry shark for what seemed an eternity, taunting us with tales of fresh fruit buns and desserts good enough for Jehovah, the good ship Aurora Australis finally docked in Horseshoe Harbour...

  • Ocean, icebergs and an alleged ship sighting near Mawson

    12 February 2010

    Preparations for much-anticipated resupply, search and rescue exercises, birthdays and wind turbine tours.

  • Mawson expeditioners collect garbage for return to Australia

    5 February 2010

    Preparations for arrival of Aurora Australis for resupply, SAR training continues and an abundance of wildlife around station

  • Mawson expeditioners prepare for Australia Day swim

    29 January 2010

    Australia Day swim and model boat race, and guide dog Stay helps out around the station.

  • Mawson expeditioners pulling sleds

    22 January 2010

    A trip to beautiful Mt Henderson, search and rescue training, station maintenance, visitors from Davis and chocolate rationing.

  • From the top of the main antenna mast at Mawson

    15 January 2010

    Preparations for arrival of Aurora Australis, views from the top, first aid training, HO staff visit and 'Stay' comes to stay.

  • Mawson expeditioners at celebrations

    8 January 2010

    Christmas and New Year come-as-an-animal celebrations, igloo-making and crevasse roping, and rescue training, Boxing Day cricket, vehicle rescue and station maintenance.

  • New dawn at Mawson

    16 July 2010

    New dawn, at last Photo: Ewan Curtis The kitchen refit from last week was completed this week. In total, five days were required to empty the sizeable room of everything not bolted down, scrub, re-grout, paint and restack the …

  • Colbeck jade berg

    9 July 2010

    A trip to Colbeck and Taylor Glacier.

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