This week at Mawson

  • Mawson expeditioner practices self-arrest on a  snow slope

    18 December 2009

    Field training for expeditioners continues, Adelie penguin tagging, a lost emperor penguin juvenile visits the station and an early morning fire drill sends expeditioners into bracing conditions.

  • Blue skies towards Colbeck

    11 December 2009

    Spectacular photos of a trip to the emperor penguin colony at beautiful Colbeck, a birthday, equipment maintenance and continuing expeditioner training.

  • Expeditioners celebrate outside the red shed

    4 December 2009

    Cocktails to celebrate reaching the full complement of summering Mawsonites, trips to Auster Rookery and Bchervaise Island and first silly birthday party of summer season.

  • Peter and his famous fresh salads

    10 October 2008

    This week's illustration If Mawson's blue hagg could speak it would tells us some amazing stories about her life at Mawson – I'm sure the big blue girl would have a lot to say. But alas, she is getting old …

  • Tony and Gary carpet cleaning

    17 October 2008

    Tony and Gary carpet cleaning Photo: Robyn M It's only a matter of weeks before we'll see our first helicopters and a bunch of fresh new faces as our time here at Mawson soon comes to an end. As …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner getting a little clearance over sastrugi on a quad bike

    3 October 2008

    This weeks illustration During the week Geoff, our experienced dieso mechanic travelled out to Auster Rookery with mates Nick and AJ. With vis a little low Geoff didn't see the sastrugi ahead, the result, well there was a little bit …

  • 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 …

  • 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 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 …

  • Mawson Station cartoon

    26 September 2008

    This week’s illustration Why can't I go out into the field like my other farmyard friends? Why can't I go out into the field? Photo: Nick C At play Over the past number of weeks we've shown many many photos …

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