This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioner walking across sea ice towing sled

    18 January 2008

    This island life Two weeks ago Rhonda and Dave made the move to Bechervaise Island to monitor the breeding Adélie penguin colony there. They loaded up their sleds, waved goodbye to the farewell committee, walked across the sea ice to …

  • 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 , …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

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