This week at Mawson

9 March 2007
Expeditioners bagging snow It was all hands to the Tirfors this week, as the 2007 wintering crew learnt the art of recovering Hägglunds oversnow vehicles from dodgy ice, as simulated on the plateau above the station. Shane, Tony and Mick supervised while we …

27 July 2007
Expeditioner bottling air It has been a relatively routine week at Mawson, rounded out by a fair bit of wind and blowing snow – the first we'd seen in any quantity in several weeks. People have been getting on with their work around …

3 August 2007
Expeditioner decorating Christmas tree Last Saturday's formal dinner at Mawson had a "Christmas-in-July" theme – essentially an excuse to enjoy all our favourite Christmas foods, all over again. While young Cal and Gary decorated – including the erection of the Christmas tree containing 379 …

16 November 2007
Expeditioner looking through window using binoculars G'day from Mawson. It has been a fairly hectic week here with ongoing preparations for the changeover of personnel. The Red Shed has been cleaned from top to tail, beds made up and personal belongings all packed and eCon-ed. Now …

2 November 2007
Expeditioners cleaning bottles If all goes according to plan, this will be the penultimate edition of "This Week In … " from the 2007 Mawson team. It doesn't seem that long since we were trumpeting our arrival in these electronic pages. Currently, our …

26 October 2007
Hagglunds leaving Davis Station G'day again from Mawson. It has been another busy week, with some biology field work and a lot of emphasis on the finishing of personal and station projects before the planes arrive to convey us over to Davis to connect …

19 October 2007
View of Fang & Mt Parsons from Central Masson Range Welcome from Mawson. Spring has definitely arrived at Mawson this week, with clear skies, little to no wind and relatively warm temperatures (around -8C ) enabling many of us to take the opportunity to get off station. One party comprising …

23 November 2007
Aurora Australis pushing through sea ice near Mawson Station After spending 4 ½ weeks at sea on the Aurora Australis and saying many goodbyes to our Casey and Davis colleagues along the way, we finally arrived at Mawson on Tuesday 20th November thanks to Don and Hully (Voyage Leader …

30 November 2007
Expeditioner at Mawson Station This week's news has been submitted by Peter McL, better known to his friends at Mawson as 'Jock'. This is Jock's second time to Mawson, the first being 26 years ago. Jock McL, Nov, 2007. Photo: Tony B   Reminiscing …

21 December 2007
Expeditioner undertaking maintenance work on Mawson Station powerhouse engine Major maintenance works Over the past two weeks most of the Mawson trades staff have been focused on annual maintenance work. Once per year the powerhouse is shut down and the team focuses on preventative maintenance to ensure trouble-free operations …

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