The 50th anniversary of Mawson station is celebrated on this year’s set of Australian Antarctic Territory stamps. The first 50 cent stamp shows the flag-raising ceremony, with the pioneer party gathered around barge caravans. The other 50¢ stamp shows, with some artistic licence, Mawson as the station is today. The dollar stamp has men relaxing on packing crates, enjoying a tea break. The Auster emperor penguin rookery about 40 kilometres east-north-east of Mawson is on the $1.45 stamp.
Accompanied at the Australia Post function in Melbourne by several members of the founding party, Dr Phil Law launched the stamps on 13th February — exactly fifty years after he raised the flag on the rocky shores of Horseshoe Harbour.