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Obituaries and Tributes 2019

Vale- Brian Turnbull

Station Year Season
Mawson 1964 Winter

Sad news to start the New Year I'm afraid.
Brian Turnbull passed away on 2 January. Brian was OIC at Mawson in 1984 and a long time employee of the Antarctic Division. Brian was the Ant Div Project Manager, working with Dept Housing and Construction (later Aust Construction Services) on the Antarctic Rebuilding Program.
There will be a Celebration of Brian's Life at the Kingston Beach Golf Club, Channel Hwy, Kingston Monday January 21, 2019 at 2.30 pm.
Email received from Jan Adolph, 05/01/19


Vale- David Johns

Station Year Season
Macq Island 1954 Winter
Mawson 1957 Winter

It's not been a good start to the New Year!
Sadly, David Johns passed away peacefully on Monday, 7 January aged 89. David wintered at Macquarie Island in 1954 and Mawson in 1957 as a Cosray Physicist.
He was a long time member of the ANARE Club and a regular attendee at the Tasmanian Mid-Winter Dinner. In 2018 he was the last person to stand in the count back of "Calling the Years."
A Memorial Service for David will be held at the Uniting Church in Australia, 2 Swan Street, North Hobart on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11am.
Email received from Jan Adolph, 10/01/19