From old station log books…
Saturday 12th December, 1964 :
5am rise, fine, some sunshine, weak S.W. winds. Unloading continues, OIC packing blankets then backloading. Change-over officially in mess at 1400 hours. Dr Law spoke short and to the point ‘the message was there’. OIC replied, toasts given by both parties, OIC then ‘presented’ keys of the station to incoming OIC Bruce Ellwood, who suitably replied. Two trips to Sandy Bay to restock this outstation, Walkem and Stair assisted.
“May we all continue to strive, learn and seek the hidden mysteries of science in Antarctica and to every man the greatest of all virtues — tolerance”. Robert (OIC)
15th December 1973 :
Misty and drizzle most of the day. Little wind, not very cold. Stowed the last of the clothing stock in store. Ralph tops up oil tanks on a Saturday. Buffet dinner at night including some home grown rabbit. Very tasty. Took 3 hours to cook. Terry a marvellous cook. Brian making a bench inside the hydrogen building for the Met blokes to put their gear on. Note : found the young rabbits ie less than 12 months old were the best to cook. Kept a log of nights out and who used what huts. Think it useful info for general interest and also to show H.O. blokes the usage and importance of huts at M.I. — they tend to get low priority.
Saturday 18th May, 1996 :
Bob and Eddie failed to sched last night from Green Gorge, no surprise because the HF radio was known to be faulty, they probably arrived at dusk, and VHF comms from the immediate hut vicinity are poor. However concern prompted when they also failed to keep the 0800 sched. Nothing was heard until a fragment of noise at 0950. Warren advised the caller to seek higher ground but no more was heard. Rick and Paul set out at 1015 and reported at 1355 for Green Gorge hut logbook entries showed the ‘missing’ people to have been in the hut last night and en route to Waterfall Bay today. Later explanation of the failure to sched was provided at the regular 1700 sched from Waterfall Bay. Eddie reported he was having some difficulties with the VHF handheld radio but believed he has made satisfactory contact in the morning, they had no idea they had caused any concern. Routine Saturday duties in the afternoon and a quiet evening for a Saturday.