This week at Mawson

  • Aerial view of Mawson Station, the Aurora Australis and the iceberg blocking the entrance to  Horseshoe Harbour

    14 March 2008

    Mawson Re-supply Operations Who placed that berg there – it's not funny anymore Photo: Narelle C The Aurora Australis at Mawson Photo: Zane H Aurora Australis Photo: Gary M A lot has happened over the past week………our visitors of nine …

  • Image of map showing shipping movements

    7 March 2008

    Mawson Resupply The arrival of the Aurora Australis was as much a welcome surprise as it was a relief. After a seemingly impenetrable ice barrier had been breached the sight of the AA in Kista Strait triggered a photographic feeding …

  • Expeditioners working on mezzanine floor in Mawson Station Green Store

    4 April 2008

    The New Mezzanine Floor – Green Store Last week we focused on explaining what we do in our spare time, we thought this week we should provide proof that we actually do work hard. Graeme and Nick have spent long …

  • Invitation to 'Disease Party' Friday night drinks in Mawson Medical rooms

    11 April 2008

    Friday Night Drinks in the Medical Rooms Last Friday it was Peter's (The Doc) turn to host Friday night drink in the medical rooms. Peter decided to turn the evening into a theme night … "Come as Your Favourite Disease'. …

  • Red van on ice

    2 May 2008

    Two weeks have past since the last Icy News and a lot has happened here at Australia's premier Antarctic station… plenty of work, ANZAC day Ceremony and celebrations, Greek Easter, fuel spill training, and more photos taken of the fabulous …

  • Expeditioners following blizz (blizzard) lines

    18 April 2008

    Happy 96th Birthday Dr Phillip Law – Monday 21st April, 2008 During the week the Mawson team sent Dr Phillip Law a birthday message (photo and letter) wishing him all the best for his 96th birthday. Dr Phillip Law participated …

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioners checking out locations from Search and Rescue training

    22 February 2008

    SAR Training An important part of living and working at Mawson is the ever present hazards of the field. Over the summer months the station as a whole and a select group designated as the search and rescue team have …

  • Expeditioners taking part in Search and Rescue training exercise

    11 January 2008

    Station SAR Exercise The scenario : on Wednesday afternoon, the whole station was alerted by a SAR (Search and Rescue) alarm. We were notified that an elderly couple had gone missing from the Kapitan Khlebnikov during the ship's recent visit …

  • Passengers from the cruise ship Kapitan Khlebnikov arriving at Mawson Station by helicopter

    4 January 2008

    Visitors Pop in for a Cuppa After a number of weeks pushing through thick sea-ice and struggling to land on the Antarctic continent due to poor weather conditions, on the 23rd December the Russian Ice Breaker, The Kapitan Khlebnikov , …

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