This week at Mawson

  • Food and first aid cache boxes covered with snow

    7 September 2007

    Welcome back to Mawson. Many thanks to our penguin friends for producing our news in our absence last week. Great job, birds. A highlight of the past week was a trip to an un-named island in the south of the …

  • Four expeditions wearing chef's hats and aprons

    21 September 2007

    G'day again from Antarctica's Premier Station. This week's news is brought to you by an assortment of characters. The second round of the Iron Chef competition last Saturday saw Team Shane and Cal Jnr up against Team Cookie and Duds. …

  • Skua flying above Berchervaise Island

    7 December 2007

    Gary M, one of the electricians at Mawson, spent a day at Bechervaise Island only a few km's off station and accessible by sea-ice to complete some much needed work at one of the huts. While at Bech. Gary was …

  • Expeditioners on field training making their way over the ice

    14 December 2007

    Quite a lot happening at Mawson this week with the trades team working hard on the annual power house shut down, field training, science programs, general work duties, a few social events and a recreational trip out to Auster Rookery. …

  • Expeditioner undertaking maintenance work on Mawson Station powerhouse engine

    21 December 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioners at the bar - holding drinks

    24 August 2007

    Hi all again from the Premier Station, Mawson. It has been another big week of work and play, with field trips and Friday frivolities the subject of this Icy News.One of the institutions at Mawson this winter has been the …

  • Expeditioner at Mawson Station

    30 November 2007

    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 …

  • Aurora Australis pushing through sea ice near Mawson Station

    23 November 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioners having barbeque and drinks in Station's kitchen

    9 November 2007

    Well, we're still here and it looks as though we're not going to get a CASA ride after all. With the Aurora Australis due to arrive at Davis this weekend to commence their resupply, and the weather gods not smiling …

  • Expeditioner looking through window using binoculars

    16 November 2007

    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 …

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