This week at Mawson

  • Image of Freddie Mercury (former) lead singer for Queen

    8 February 2008

    An update from our Bechervaise Island Biologists – Part 2 The great (but dead) Freddie Mercury, a plastic duck and a french dairy farmer (still living in France) – seemingly very different, but part of the interconnectedness of all things, …

  • Mawson Station Chef's with pavlova' made for Australia Day

    1 February 2008

    AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT MAWSON Mawsonites celebrated Australia Day with a cricket match outside the Rosella Building and a BBQ lunch which included hamburgers, chunky chicken and beef pies, and traditional lamingtons for dessert. Prior to dinner, Mawson boat designers …

  • Mawson Station Chef with special pavlova created for an Expeditioners birthday

    16 May 2008

    This weeks News from Mawson by Robyn M. Daylight hours at Mawson are on the sharp decline, with the sun making a feeble appearance after 11:15am, and sliding out of sight by 4:15pm. The extra hours of darkness are turning …

  • Historical image of Mawson Station

    29 February 2008

    Biscoe Biscoe Hut was one of three large huts and one smaller hut constructed for the 1949 Norwegian-British-Swedish(NBS) expedition. The hut was acquired by Phillip Law, together with two Auster aircraft, as part of a single, fortuitous purchase of equipment …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 Mawson Station Expeditioner

    29 August 2008

    This weeks illustration Ascent of Boj Man : With only three months before we leave station a number of Mawson expeditioners have decided to get trim and taunt for their return home. One of those expeditioners is 'Boj' who can …

  • Hagglunds ready to leave Mawson Station for Auster Rookery

    23 May 2008

    Emperor Penguin Project Gary and Robyn commenced work at Auster Rookery this week and have enlisted the assistance of Mawson expeditioners. The primary goal of this project is to determine the status and origin of diseases in emperor penguins. They …

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