|1 Dec 2012
has a gallery
about the Life and Expeditions of Sir Douglas
29 Nov 2012:
The BBC reports
that a team led by Sir Ranulph Finns plans to be the
first team to cross Antarctica during the
11 Aug 2012: Hobart Mercury
Reports on Australia's evacuation of a US
expeditioner for medical reasons Australia's A319 Airbus, carrying an Australian
medical team, has evacuated an expeditioner from
McMurdo for medical reasons.
30 June 2012: Replica
John Gillies, assisted by Mark Forecast, has
installed a replica of Mawson’s radio hut setup
in the South Australian Museum. There
is already a substantial Mawson
collection on display at the museum
it is definitely worth a visit.
Gillies and Mark Pharaoh, Polar Collections
Manager/Curator at the South Australian Museum, with
John's replica of Sir Douglas Mawson's wireless
from Commonwealth Bay, circa 1912.
Photo: Mark Forecast
Sep 2012: The Hobart Mercury reports on the SIPEX Voyage.
14 Sep 2012: AAD provides information about the
SIPEX voyage departing today.
10 Sep 2012: The UK Daily
Mail has an article
about Antony Dubber,
the chef at Halley Station. It contains many
excellent photos and it is very interesting to see
how the station is constructed.
21 June 2012: 2012
The recipients of the 2012 Antarctic medal have been
announced. The medal has been awarded to:
- Dr Steve Rintoul,
- Dr James Doube,
- Dr Neil Adams (posthumous award), and
- Dr Graham Robertson (clasp to previous award).
Further details, including background information,
are available on the Environment Department's
4 May 2012 Hobart Mercury report
on laundry fire on-board Aurora Australis
There has been a minor laundry fire on Aurora
Australis whilst berthed in Hobart.