This week at Mawson

  • Emperor penguins at Auster rookery

    26 May 2006

    With excellent sea ice along the coast here now, our first group was able to visit Auster rookery by quads last weekend. Bureau of Meteorology senior observer Renae tells the story: "The inaugural trip to the Auster Emperor Penguin rookery …

  • A striking black berg in East Bay

    12 May 2006

    With beautiful sea ice around Mawson now over 70cm thick, we are looking forward to sea ice trips to Auster and Colbeck starting soon. We currently have limited sea ice access on quads to the area within the islands in …

  • Approaching Auster Rookery from Macey Island, passing through the berg city

    9 June 2006

    Last weekend, another group of lucky Mawson expeditioners made the trip out to Auster Rookery to visit the emperor penguin colony. Auster Rookery is approached from Macey Island, where the hut is located about 10 km away, passing for the …

  • Tania King, Renae Baker, Sara Conway and Sir Douglas at the Mawson midwinter's swim.

    23 June 2006

    Another Midwinter's day celebration has passed into expeditioner's memories at Mawson station as we now anticipate the return of the sun, lengthening days, more opportunities to get out, and the end of our year together in 5 months time. We …

  • Geoff Bell measuring sea ice thickness in Horseshoe Harbour

    7 April 2006

    Brought to you this week by Geoff, Supervising Comms Technical Officer, and Renae, Senior Bureau of Meteorology Observer Sea Ice Monitoring Geoff is also our supervising sea ice monitor. After watching the sea ice firming around station over the last …

  • Mawson's last official sun for two weeks

    16 June 2006

    It has been a quiet week for Mawson expeditioners with very windy and mostly overcast weather all week and very short days. In fact on Tuesday we got our last official sunrise/sunset as the sun rose to be showing about …

  • Ramps

    2 June 2006

    By Ivor Harris Before taking our Hägglunds tracked vehicles onto the winter sea ice at Mawson, this week all station personnel undertook two sessions of "Hägglunds sea ice travel" training, expertly delivered by our plant inspector Craig "Alby" , senior …

  • Bergs at sunset

    10 February 2006

    Mawson Station has this week completed our annual resupply, refuelling, and station leader handover, as well as farewelling many of the summer expeditioners on the Vasiliy Golovnin on V4. The Vasiliy entered a still iced up Horseshoe Harbour, breaking rotten …

  • View of southern Davids

    24 February 2006

    Work-wise, it has been a "catch-up" week at Mawson, with most still trying to track down or find homes for things that arrived on resupply recently, and catching up on routine jobs that have been put off over the period …

  • The Mt Henderson hut with a spectacular view of lake Henderson below

    3 March 2006

    With the first official day of autumn this week, winter is obviously on its way now at Mawson, with the sun setting earlier each night, and now about 6 hours of darkness at night. Daytime temperatures are also falling noticeably, …

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