This week at Mawson

  • 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, …

  • IceBerg in Horseshoe Harbour just offshore from Mawson Station

    15 February 2008

    The Most Photographed Berg in Antarctica Ice Berg takes a tour of Horseshoe Harbour Photo: Narelle C Mawson's Ice Berg Photo: Narelle C Maybe a 'Casino'? Photo: Narelle C Or a Ice Hotel? Photo: Peter T Last week at Mawson …

  • Aerial view of Mawson Station, the Aurora Australis and the iceberg blocking the entrance to  Horseshoe Harbour

    14 March 2008

    Mawson Re-supply Operations Who placed that berg there – it's not funny anymore Photo: Narelle C The Aurora Australis at Mawson Photo: Zane H Aurora Australis Photo: Gary M A lot has happened over the past week………our visitors of nine …

  • Image of map showing shipping movements

    7 March 2008

    Mawson Resupply The arrival of the Aurora Australis was as much a welcome surprise as it was a relief. After a seemingly impenetrable ice barrier had been breached the sight of the AA in Kista Strait triggered a photographic feeding …

  • Historical image of Mawson Station

    29 February 2008

    Biscoe Biscoe Hut was one of three large huts and one smaller hut constructed for the 1949 Norwegian-British-Swedish(NBS) expedition. The hut was acquired by Phillip Law, together with two Auster aircraft, as part of a single, fortuitous purchase of equipment …

  • Expeditioners checking out locations from Search and Rescue training

    22 February 2008

    SAR Training An important part of living and working at Mawson is the ever present hazards of the field. Over the summer months the station as a whole and a select group designated as the search and rescue team have …

  • Mawson Station Expditioners photograph the Emperor penguins at Taylor Glacier.

    4 July 2008

    This weeks news from Robyn M and Gary M at Mawson Station Geoff, Robyn and Gary photograph the emperor penguins at Taylor Glacier. Photo: Tony D'A Our Midwinter decorations were no sooner packed away than six of us—Tony D, Geoff, …

  • Expeditioners drilling a hole in sea ice near Mawson Station to test it's thickness

    9 May 2008

    Sea ice travel This week's news is brought to you buy the Doc… An important part of living and working at Mawson is the sea ice travel. It was remarkable to observe the rapid re-freezing of the sea ice, so …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Chef protecting the last of his fresh eggs

    31 October 2008

    This week's News from Robyn M It's that time of year in Antarctica, when we savour the last morsels of any remaining fresh produce. Our gallant onions and potatoes are hanging on, thanks to a crack team of slushies who …

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