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Antarctic Explorer, Syd Kirkby, Receives Queens Birthday Honours

Veteran Antarctic explorer and surveyor, and Queensland resident, Syd Kirkby, has been honoured with an Order of Australia medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours.  The award is in recognition of his service particularly to Antarctic surveying, mapping, and polar exploration. 

The ANARE Club Queensland congratulates Syd for this well-deserved recognition.  His outstanding achievements are an inspiration to all.  (19/8/18)

ANARE Club Spring Gathering 2018 at Noosaville QLD

We regret to advise that there will be no Queensland ANARE Club Spring Gathering organised for September 2018.   Watch this space for a possible Spring Gathering next year.   (21/7/18)

Queensland ANARE Club Newsletter - May 2018

BRISBANE MIDWINTER DINNER 2017.  Last year's Midwinter Dinner was very successful with the attendance by some of our more senior members of ANARE.   At 97 years old John Russell attended, along with his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Keith Morgan.  John first wintered at Macquarie Island in 1949 and continued with Heard Island 1952, Mawson 1954, and just to finish he spent a year with the Americans on the IGY (International Geophysical Year) in 1957.  Also in attendance was Judith Burnett, wife of the late Hedley Burnett.

ANARE QLD SPRING BBQ 2017.  David and Kathryn Carstens ran the regular Noosa River BBQ in September with a good roll up, including many interstate members to swell the numbers.  Keen interest is always shown in the memorabilia on display, along with the many stories told each year.

70th HEARD ISLAND ANNIVERSARY.  A very successful 70th Heard Island Anniversary Commemoration was held in Melbourne on 13th December 2017, attended by Trevor Luff, as well as our guests Sue Morgan and Judith Burnett.  We could not persuade John Russell, who will be 98 on 20th June this year (2018) to make the journey to Melbourne.  120 people attended the celebrations.

BRISBANE MIDWINTER DINNER 2018 This year's Midwinter Dinner is being held at Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen St (Cnr Queen & Edward St), Brisbane City Mall.  We are there as a guest of a Tattersall's member, Mr Richard Unwin, who is also our Qld ANARE Club President.  Please note, the entry is via the inside of Tattersall's Arcade.  Accommodation is also available at the club.  Dress code is Jacket and tie.

Car Parking.  Parking is available at the Queens Plaza Car Park, where the entry is off Edward St (one-way street).  Parking is also available at The Winter Garden Car Park, off Elizabeth St next to the Hilton Brisbane, also a one-way street.  Regarding both car parks, take your car park entry ticket and present it to the Concierge in reception at Tattersall's for validation.  This will give you a discount when departing the car park. 

70th MACQUARIE ISLAND ANNIVERSARY.  There will be another 70th milestone anniversary this year for Macquarie Island, which is being celebrated in Hobart on August 6th 2018.  This event ties in with the ANARE AGM, along with the Australian Antarctic Festival, which runs from 2nd to 5th August.  All are welcome to attend, and details can be found on the National ANARE Club website.  Trevor Luff will be attending the festival, where he will also be working on the ANARE Club stand.