This week at Mawson
7 December 2012 – All on one page
At Mawson we celebrate the arrival of ten new expeditioners, Hendo cooks up an Asian banquet, Ian has a birthday and scientific work starts in earnest on the Adelie penguin programme.
30 November 2012 – All on one page
Our first contact for eight months comes with the arrival of a Twin Otter, heralding the end of winter and the beginning of summer. We celebrate with a barbecue outside the Rosella building.
23 November 2012 – All on one page
A selection of hobby craft work and special projects made during the year went on display. We also conducted fire training exercises involving skills training on the fire Hagglunds pump, hydrant location and extinguisher use. Bront tells what it's like to wait for the plane that will eventually lead her home.
16 November 2012 – All on one page
A jolly to Fang and Rum Doodle field huts, a climbing experience on Mt Elliot, the lure of quad travel on sea ice and the blue ice of the Mawson plateau. This is Mawson!
9 November 2012 – All on one page
We celebrate the end of winter and the impending departure of Bron and Michael with a magnificent dinner while a chicken and champagne breakfast complement a viewing of the Melbourne Cup. As usual, we include gratuitous penguin photos to finish the week.
2 November 2012 – All on one page
At Auster, the emperor penguin chicks are growing fast as the intense business of producing the next generation is in its final stages. Along the Mawson coast, the Adelie penguins have returned and they are staking out their territory, posturing, constructing nests and mating.
26 October 2012 – All on one page
This week, Mawson expeditioners follow in the footsteps of the station's namesake, Sir Douglas Mawson. There are also some photos from beneath the sea ice and of Chapman ridge and surrounds.