This week at Mawson

  • 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.

  • 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 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 Mawson Station Expeditioner waiting for the helicopters

    7 November 2008

    This will be the 2007/08 Mawson team's last edition as we're about to stand aside and make room for the new team to take our place. A big thanks to the Mawson team for contributing to Icy News each week …

  • 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 …

  • Mawson Station from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg.

    19 December 2008

    The Horseshow Harbour Iceberg Mawson from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg. Photo: Peter S One of the reasons Mawson Station was built at this site (in 1954), is that it has a very nice sheltered harbour in a …

  • 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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