David McCormack has wintered as the Plant Inspector six times from 1972 to 1988.

In addition to maintaining all mechanical facilities at Mawson during 1988, he was responsible for preparing all vehicles and mechanical equipment for the spring and autumn traverses to the Prince Charles Mountains. David worked seven days a week and many evenings for most of the year. He frequently worked outside to effect urgent repairs to vehicles in a blizzard or in extremely uncomfortable weather.

The success of the field programs and the Mawson biology program owe a great deal to David’s dedication.