This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioners cleaning bottles

    2 November 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner using a magnet to pick up rubbish

    17 August 2007

    Another big week has concluded at Mawson with many highlights keeping us all entertained. Jo and John commenced proceedings with a rubbish hunt around East Arm. With magnets at the ready, the two made a dent in the assorted flotsam …

  • Mawson hydroponics crop

    16 March 2007

    This week has flown by, as we've awaited the much anticipated arrival of the Aurora Australis, if not in the ice-packed harbour, then as least somewhere not too far away. Summering personnel have been busy packing and finishing off jobs, …

  • The vacant and icy Horseshoe Harbour and Aurora Australis on the horizon at its parking spot

    23 March 2007

    Finally, after the frustrations of November last year when Aurora Australis could not get close enough to off-load our cargo, this time it all worked. Although this season's unseasonal sea-ice stopped the ship getting into the harbour, it managed to …

  • Expeditioner drilling into the ice

    30 March 2007

    The past week at Mawson has been cold, with temperatures generally in the high negative teens, but with remarkably little wind and mostly clear skies. The winter crew is getting on with routine jobs around the station, adjusting to the …

  • Two expeditioners inside the wind turbine at Mawson station

    27 April 2007

    The weeks are flying past at Mawson, as the days get shorter, with the sun now not making its appearance over the horizon until around 10 am. We had some light winds late last week that allowed Andrew P and …

  • Expeditioners bagging snow

    9 March 2007

    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 …

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