This week at Mawson

5 April 2013 All on one page
Iceberg on a clear, sunny day surrounded by sparkling water The journey or the destination? That is the question. We take our last boating trip for the season and get a turbine tour with Trent.

29 March 2013 All on one page
Darron and Chris in uniform directing the high pressure hose  at fire exercise Awesome birthday cakes, fire and emergency rescue training and expeditioners 'needled' into supporting our surgical team training were the highlights this week at Mawson.

22 March 2013 All on one page
Dead snow petrel frozen in ice with wings sticking out Find why it's a dream to be a photographer in Antarctica, learn about the Framnes mountains and take in a foreign film at TNFMN, Mawson's own foreign film evening!

15 March 2013 All on one page
Keldyn F on plateau, gazing to the right with snow and ice all around him A full week with new equipment installed in the kitchen, some boating, a visit to the western side of the David Range and an eventful long weekend for one young expeditioner.

8 March 2013 All on one page
Aurora at Mawson that ends in a spiral shape just above the station In this week that was, the Doc watches, wanders, and wonders, the tradies get a late night call-out bonus and there is a special commemorative visit to a local island.

1 March 2013 All on one page
Orca up close with its head out of the water Orcas off West Arm, field training and the joy of being a first-time Slushy just some of the highlights of a week at Mawson.

22 February 2013 All on one page
Geoff Brealey lies on snow with many emperor pnguins in the background Cliff tells us about his incredible journey to Mawson by way of just about everywhere! We also have a brief update from Geoff, John and Cookie who review the operating areas in readiness for field training and the team settle in for the winter.

15 February 2013 All on one page
Adelie penguin watches boat loading A busy week with resupply completed. The Aurora headed back to Hobart and the 2013 winter team were left to settle in.

8 February 2013 All on one page
A golden yellow sky with the dark image of land and a penguin For the first time since April 2012 Horseshoe Harbour is free of sea ice and is now ready to accept the Aurora Australis. We are currently in Day two of our annual resupply with handovers and projects well underway. The biologists have left Bechervaise Island after their 40-day stint and Mawson gains recognition for an internationally acclaimed dish.

1 February 2013 All on one page
Penguins diving from ice floes into the water Australia Day was celebrated with a lamb on the spit and movie clips on the big screen in the trades workshop. In other news Scottish's birthday, preparation for resupply, Minke whales and penguin streakers.

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