This week at Mawson

  • Arcs around the sun and a small sun to the left of the real sun known as a sun dog

    7 December 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • An expeditioner witha gin and tonic in one hand a steak sandwich in the other hand

    30 November 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • Looking down on the station plaque, penguin sculptures, miniature ice axes, wooden boxes, origami, ceramics and textiles

    23 November 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • An expeditioner on a rocky platform with the tooth like summit of Fang Peak and another summit behind him

    16 November 2012 Single page view

    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!

  • Emperor penguin chick

    9 November 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • An expeditioner, his GoPro camera on a pole and a group of inquisitive non breeding adults

    2 November 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • A group of six expeditioners surrounding Mawson's Proclamation Plaque with ice creams in their hands

    26 October 2012 Single page view

    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.

  • Three people dressed up with beers in their hands

    19 October 2012 Single page view

    Oktoberfest, one penguin, one unicycle and a sunflower cake make for an interesting week, Mawson style.

  • Green curtains of light fill the sky whilst the red Sleeping and Medical Quarters and a wind turbine can be seen below

    12 October 2012 Single page view

    Spring has arrived at Mawson with sightings of snow petrels, a skua and Weddell seal pups. We also have, back by popular demand, Pete's Report.

  • Expeditioner on top of Welch Island with Mt Henderson and Onley Hill in the background

    5 October 2012 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners take a trip to care for Adelie penguin nest cameras and ok, the view is alright too.

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