This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner waiting for the helicopters

    7 November 2008

    This will be the 2007/08 Mawson team's last edition as we're about to stand aside and make room for the new team to take our place. A big thanks to the Mawson team for contributing to Icy News each week …

  • Tony and Gary carpet cleaning

    17 October 2008

    Tony and Gary carpet cleaning Photo: Robyn M It's only a matter of weeks before we'll see our first helicopters and a bunch of fresh new faces as our time here at Mawson soon comes to an end. As …

  • Peter and his famous fresh salads

    10 October 2008

    This week's illustration If Mawson's blue hagg could speak it would tells us some amazing stories about her life at Mawson – I'm sure the big blue girl would have a lot to say. But alas, she is getting old …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner getting a little clearance over sastrugi on a quad bike

    3 October 2008

    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 …

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