This week at Mawson

25 January 2013 All on one page
Through the reduced visibility of the blizzard the image of the Googie accommodation is just visible The end of summer dinner celebrated in a heritage listed building, Friday drinks in Aeronomy including green monster, the weekly report from Bechervaise Island and the value of observing nature.

18 January 2013 All on one page
Biologist with outstretched leg at night with the sun setting and appearing as if it is on top of her foot like she is playing with a hacky sack This week from Mawson station we feature Mawson's Heritage Listed Building and the weekly report from Bechervaise Island.

11 January 2013 All on one page
This week we report on the work being undertaken on Bechervaise Island as well as describe and illustrate the geology and vegetation of Mawson Rock and the marine environment in Horseshoe Harbour.

4 January 2013 All on one page
Twenty one people standing and sitting on the snow down wind of the red living quarters Carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve, a lovely dinner in the Mawson lounge with views overlooking East Bay followed by Santa distributing Kris Kringle presents on Christmas finished off by a flying visit from the Director on Boxing Day.

21 December 2012 All on one page
Two biologists counting breeding Adelie penguins on an island Penguin biologists collect samples at the Auster emperor penguin colony and undertake a census of Adelie penguin nests on the Robinson Islands.

14 December 2012 All on one page
The soft snow showing depressions most of which are caused by the chick faeces melting the snow Tide cracks, gaffer tape, penguins, a continuation of the summer flying programme and this week's photos from Auster.

7 December 2012 All on one page
Arcs around the sun and a small sun to the left of the real sun known as a sun dog 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
An expeditioner witha gin and tonic in one hand a steak sandwich in the other hand 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
Looking down on the station plaque, penguin sculptures, miniature ice axes, wooden boxes, origami, ceramics and textiles 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
An expeditioner on a rocky platform with the tooth like summit of Fang Peak and another summit behind him 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!

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