This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • Red van on ice

    2 May 2008

    Two weeks have past since the last Icy News and a lot has happened here at Australia's premier Antarctic station… plenty of work, ANZAC day Ceremony and celebrations, Greek Easter, fuel spill training, and more photos taken of the fabulous …

  • 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 …

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