This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioners following blizz (blizzard) lines

    18 April 2008

    Happy 96th Birthday Dr Phillip Law – Monday 21st April, 2008 During the week the Mawson team sent Dr Phillip Law a birthday message (photo and letter) wishing him all the best for his 96th birthday. Dr Phillip Law participated …

  • Invitation to 'Disease Party' Friday night drinks in Mawson Medical rooms

    11 April 2008

    Friday Night Drinks in the Medical Rooms Last Friday it was Peter's (The Doc) turn to host Friday night drink in the medical rooms. Peter decided to turn the evening into a theme night … "Come as Your Favourite Disease'. …

  • Expeditioners working on mezzanine floor in Mawson Station Green Store

    4 April 2008

    The New Mezzanine Floor – Green Store Last week we focused on explaining what we do in our spare time, we thought this week we should provide proof that we actually do work hard. Graeme and Nick have spent long …

  • 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 …

  • Mawson Station Chef with special pavlova created for an Expeditioners birthday

    16 May 2008

    This weeks News from Mawson by Robyn M. Daylight hours at Mawson are on the sharp decline, with the sun making a feeble appearance after 11:15am, and sliding out of sight by 4:15pm. The extra hours of darkness are turning …

  • Expeditioners during Search and Rescue training

    13 June 2008

    Midwinter celebrations Details on Mawson's Midwinter celebrations are now being kept confidential as we don't want to spoil the show for those who are flying, beaming, swimming, dropping, hovering, or snorkeling in. What we can tell you ……..if you do …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners practicing their dance moves for Mid-Winters celebrations

    6 June 2008

    Mid Winter celebrations For the past few weeks in our spare time the Mawson Team have been preparing for the biggest day in the Antarctic calendar – Mid Winters Day which will be celebrated on the 21st June. Invitations have …

  • Full moon rising over Auster Rookery at 3:30 pm.

    30 May 2008

    With plenty of sensational photographs taken at Auster Rookery over the past two weeks, we've decided to focus this week's Icy News station update on the Emperor Penguin Project. With the help of all at Mawson station, Gary and Robyn …

  • Hagglunds ready to leave Mawson Station for Auster Rookery

    23 May 2008

    Emperor Penguin Project Gary and Robyn commenced work at Auster Rookery this week and have enlisted the assistance of Mawson expeditioners. The primary goal of this project is to determine the status and origin of diseases in emperor penguins. They …

  • Official group photo of 2008 Wintering Expeditioners at Mawson Station

    12 September 2008

    Mawsonites The official Mawson Winterers 2008 station photo has been released and will soon be printed and on its way to Mawson to take its position on the wall. We were all determined to ensure the 'pesky' iceberg which blocked …

  • Cartoon of krill caught in fishnet (stockings)

    19 September 2008

    This week's illustration Nick C's interpretation of krill getting caught up in fishnets. Krill in Fishnet – an ecological disaster Photo: Nick C At work Work continues on at Mawson as per normal or does it? This week a few …

  • 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 …

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