This week at Mawson

  • Image of Incoming Mawson Station Leader  and S76 helicopter

    12 December 2008

    We're here! Tuesday December 9th finally saw some good weather and the remaining Mawsonites still at Davis flew in and swapped places with the outgoing 2007-8 Mawson crew. Peter 'Noodles' H and S76 helicopter Photo: Peter H On the Penguin …

  • S76 helicopter transferring Expeditioners from Davis to Mawson being refueled on Sansom island

    5 December 2008

    After four weeks of travel and three weeks waiting at Davis for a break in the weather, the Mawson 2008-09 crew on Voyage 1 finally started to make an appearance at Mawson. Two days of flying last week brought in …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner after an altercation with an Emperor penguin

    28 November 2008

    The 2008 Mawson Wintering team have had a great year and by the end of this week two things will come to an end: The Emperor Penguin Project 2008 Wintering team will commence their departure from station and hand over …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Cartoon from Mawson Station

    8 August 2008

    This week's illustration The daily migration of the modern expeditioner : captured well by Nick, numerous members of the Mawson team often feel guilty after spending a lot of time with their heads in the fridge. The Daily Migration of …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioners during Annual Kitchen renovation

    1 August 2008

    Another week which has flown by quickly – the annual kitchen shut down and spring clean involving all station personnel ended last Friday, phase two of the Emperor Penguin Project has commenced, general work programs continue and we celebrated Wastmas …

  • Mawson Station incinerator

    25 July 2008

    A quiz night, retrieval of a tide gauge from Horseshoe Harbour, a day trip to Auster Rookery and Mount Henderson, the annual kitchen shut down and spring clean, general works and maintenance programs, and again various stock takes dominated our …

  • Saturday Night 'Beach Party' at Mawson Station

    18 July 2008

    A beach party, three days of blizzard, a day trip to Auster Rookery, installation of a new heat exchanger to engine No. 1 in the main power house, general works and maintenance programs, and various stock takes dominated out time …

  • Cartoon of Expeditioner trying to capture an Emperor penguin, and failing

    15 August 2008

    This week's illustration Daily wrangling : technique is everything : Phase 2 of the Emperor Penguin Projects draws to an end and still we are outsmarted by the emperors……….they are slippery little suckers……. Penguin wrangling : technique is everything On …

  • Panorama of Mawson Station at night with aurora above

    22 August 2008

    Mawson's Pic of the Week This week's best Mawson pic would have to be this panoramic photo of Mawson at night with a sensational Aurora hovering over the Station. Mawson at Night Photo: Tony B This weeks illustration Sunbathing at …

  • 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 …

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