This week at Mawson

  • The Mawson Christmas Snowman before the blizzard blew him away

    5 January 2007

    Christmas and New Year have been a busy time at Mawson, with preparations for the celebratory events, settling in and hand-over for newly arrived personnel from Voyage 2, and continuation of the summer works and science programs. That said, the …

  • Tony, Rhonda, Brownie, Kym and Gary hauling sleds to Bechervaise Island

    19 January 2007

    The last two weeks have been busy as people have pushed on with routine maintenance and other summer jobs, taking advantage of good weather. Temperatures have been relatively mild, straddling either side of zero degrees, and the wind relatively gentle …

  • Psycho life saver and beach bunny

    16 February 2007

    The return of the Bechervaise boffins on Thursday night heralded the first Friday after-work drinks in Mawson's rustic science building, 'Wombat'. The evening's theme of 'psycho beach party' started with some elegant costumes and finished with a showing of the …

  • Tony prepares to drop into the abyss

    23 February 2007

    Search and rescue (SAR) training continued over the past week for the 2007 winter crew. Mick took the final group of five up on the plateau, where the mystic arts of rope, anchor and karabiner were further studied. By the …

  • Expeditioner using a drill while installing shelving

    4 May 2007

    It has been a relatively quiet week at Mawson, with not much outdoor activity possible due to winds between 60-90 knots on several days. This provided a good opportunity to get some inside jobs done, including working on end-of-month reports. …

  • Expeditioners relaxing at Fang Hut at Mawson

    2 February 2007

    Compiled by Jo the Doc Another two weeks have passed, and the skies are starting to darken a little as the sun now sets again. This has been a fortnight of travelling and camping. The highlight was probably the inaugural …

  • Bastille Day table setting

    20 July 2007

    In recognition of Bastille Day, Kirsten presented French themed food last Saturday. The feasting commenced at Smoko, with French toast, mini croissants, crepes and French pastries. For Saturday night dinner, the menu comprised lots of words that required some lubrication …

  • Expeditioner bottling air

    27 July 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner refuelling machinery

    10 August 2007

    Lending weight to the theory that spring is the time for amour (at least it was a generation ago), there have been 3 birthdays at Mawson in the past week, commencing with Chris who celebrated out at Macey Hut over …

  • Mid-morning at Mawson

    11 May 2007

    Brought to you by some bright Sparkie … Mawson has been a hub of activity this week despite the ever-decreasing amount of daylight. Everyone is still going about their daily business, although now, to find a Mawsonian tradesman before smoko, …

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