This week at Mawson

  • 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, …

  • Expeditioner removing bathroom tiles.

    13 July 2007

    It's been business as usual over the past week, with people getting on with their jobs around the station. As a quick snapshot, here's a day in the life of Mawson, with some of the things that people were doing …

  • Expeditioner decorating Christmas tree

    3 August 2007

    Last Saturday's formal dinner at Mawson had a "Christmas-in-July" theme – essentially an excuse to enjoy all our favourite Christmas foods, all over again. While young Cal and Gary decorated – including the erection of the Christmas tree containing 379 …

  • Expeditioner

    25 May 2007

    Welcome once again from the Australian Antarctic Territory's Premier Station, Mawson. It's been another week of full-on activities, both work-wise and at play. The weekend commenced with a novel way of celebrating Friday drinks – a corridor party. Fourteen expeditioners …

  • Mawson and Mount Henderson from the air

    18 May 2007

    It can be difficult getting a new angle on Icy News each week, so this is going to be an angular edition. That is, we'll focus on Mawson – the Station – from different angles. People who have been to …

  • Expeditioners drilling

    1 June 2007

    The highlight of the past week at Mawson has been trips by two groups east to Macey Hut and the Auster Emperor Penguin Rookery. Gary, Cookie, Tony and Jo headed out on the first trip of the season, both to …

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