and Tributes 2014
Vale Glen Kowalik - MI 88, AADSadly, Glen Kowalik passed away on December 18.
He was an AAD employee in the 80's
and was OIC at Macquarie Island in 1988.
His funeral will be held at 3pm, Wednesday 24 December
at Turnbulls, 71 Letitia Street, North Hobart.
Email from J.Adolph 22/12/14
Vale John William Clark - BAS
I had a phone call this afternoon from John
William Clark's daughter in Brisbane to say that
John had passed away on 25 September 2014 aged
John was a keen photographer and also had an extensive collection of Antarctic books.
We may receive the photo collection and there
is the possibility of the Club receiving a
catalogue of John's books for sale to members. Email
Vale Alf Argent -Enderby Land 76, 77
A detailed obituary from Joe Johnson can be found here.
Alf (on the right, in slouch hat) briefing his
CO, Lt-Col C H Green, in Korea in 1951.
I remember him one day at Macquarie Island in '78 flying in for lunch when there was a pea soup fog and you could not even see the Nella Dan.
All I heard was the starting up of the chopper
- no radio contact, nothing just warmed it up
and next minute put it down on the isthmus. Email
Tribute from Doug Twigg - 29/9/14
He retired from the Army and then joined the Antarctic Division as Aviation Officer, replacing the late Bob Dalton. He was popular with Division staff, went on a few relief voyages as well as organising summer flying operations such as PCM, Oates Land and Enderby land.
Endeared by all AAD staff. He left the Division
after the move to Hobart in 1980.
George" Hedanek - C79, M81, C83, C86.
Ken was a member of the ANARE Club for many years. He wintered over twice at Macquarie Island during the mid-1960s, where he conducted research on the Royal Penguin and the Wandering Albatross. His interest in penguins was revived in recent years when he began a study of the various Eudyptes penguin species on Australian shores and coastal waters , a work that is still in progress.
He was author several books on birds and bird-watching, but his lasting legacy is the highly successful "The Birds of Australia" (along with illustrator Nicholas Day and art director Peter Trusler), published in 1984 in hardback, with a second edition in 1986, followed by the softcover "Field Guide to the Birds of Australia", now in its eighth edition.
Ken is survived by his daughters Catherine, Joanne, Helen and Elizabeth; his long-time partner Zoë, and his brother Peter.
You may like to include the
above information about Ken in your next edition
of Aurora. I would appreciate it
if you would discuss any major alterations with
Received by email from Peter Simpson 13/7/14
I have received news from Attila Vrana of the
passing of Bob Jacklyn,long time Head of Cosmic
Ray Section, Macca 51, Mawson 56, in the RHH on
Wednesday afternoon, 18 June. Bob’s funeral
will be held at Millingtons, Mornington on
Tuesday 24 June at 12:30pm Email from
J.Adolph 19 June 2014
Vale Merv Christensen
|Macquarie Island||1953||Winter||WEATHR OBS|
Advised by email from Anare Club Secretary-5 June 2014
Vale Judy Whelan
|Round Trip||1985||Summer||DIV ADMIN|
Vale Don Reid
A more detailed obituary from Don's station leader -Jo Johnson can be viewed here.
Advised by email J.Johnson 30/5/14
Vale David Arthur Everitt -Davis 1977.I am the former wife of Anare Club member David Arthur Everitt (Davis 1977). I regret to inform you that David passed away suddenly on the 3rd Feb 2014 in the UK due to a heart attack resulting from other complications. David leaves behind three children, Clare, Gabrielle and David and a grandson Oliver. He was buried in his home town of Leicester on the 13 th. Feb. The day following my children's and my arrival in the UK, we were staying in David's house when an ANARE magazine popped through the letterbox. It reminded us that his passion for Antarctica persisted all his life after he was able to fulfil his dream of wintering there in 1977. It was indeed a highlight of his life. Best regards, Andrea
Departed Expeditioner Articles in Aurora Journals
Noel Haysom - Macquarie Island 1949
Ian William Noel Clarke - FIDS 1952, 1953, 1954 (Falkand Island Dependencies.)
Danny "Finster" Foster - Wilkes 1962
Kenneth William "Frosty" McDonald - Mawson 1962
Bruce Allport - Mawson 1964
Raymond David "Big Fella" Ash - Wilkes 1963
Ken Hicks - Wilkes 1963, 1965
|Macquarie Island||1949||Winter||Scientist Biological|
I have just taken a phone call from Nina Haysom
to advise that husband Noel died last
Saturday-29 Nov 2014. The funeral is on Friday.
Noel has been unable to attend M/W for the last few years, since going into care. He would have been 88 years of age in two weeks.
Noel died peacefully in his sleep at the nursing home. Sadly, most of Noel's contemporaries have already left us.
Noel is of course the "Original Member" of Queensland Branch, ANARE Club. from Email -David Carstens 3 Dec 2014
Vale Jack Dart -MI 64, 65,Mawson 69, 71,73,75
|Macquarie Island||1964||Winter||RADIO OFFICER|
|Macquarie Island||1965||Winter||TECH OFFICER BIOLOGY|
(Q64, Q65, M69, M71, M73, M75) died on Wednesday.
Jack was a radio operator looking after
many of the aircraft operations from Mawson in the
early seventies. He will be well remembered by many early
ANARE people. Email from J.Adolph 3/10/14
Vale Mike Knox-little - Casey 72, Mawson 74, 76, 79 and 82, Macquarie Island 85 and Davis 1990
Sad to advise that this
afternoon I took a call from Brian 'Pud' Taylor
from Hobart advising me of the passing of
KL this morning. Mike had been ill for quite
Mike served ANARE
at Casey 72,Mawson 74, 76, 79 and 82,
Macquarie Island 85 and Davis 1990.
Any Radio Operator who had the pleasure of working a schedule with KL knew they were working with a consummate professional. He was a valued member of many an expedition.
Our thoughts are
with Ulla at this sad time.
Email from Noddy Fletcher 22 Jul14
From Vin Gibson -
I am sending you this short resume of the
period when I knew Mike, you can use it as you
see fit, or not use it at all. We hardly met
during the latter years, never at the same
station together, he Roic at one and me at
another whenever we happened to be down
Mike Knox-Little. I first met Mike when he came to work at OTC in Sydney. A very affable likeable man, consciencious in his work and eventually became a skilled operator in his field. Mike's love was the wide open spaces, we had something in common in that regard. Towards the latter end of the 1960's we planned several month long trips during our holidays to Andamooka opal fields. Mikes interest was fossicking' for opal. From there we went up the Birdsville track, Windorah, Quilpie, Eromanga, an old opal field at Duck Creek near Cunamulla, down through Lightning Ridge and home. We had many interesting adventures on these trips. I remember near Cunamulla, after the evening meal, lying on the ground beside the camp fire looking at the myriad of stars, seeing the satellites pass over, the occasional plane 7 miles up on the way to Europe and the howling of the dingoes in the distance. We planned our next trip for Cape York, however in the meantime Mike was transferred to the Brisbane branch of OTC and the next word I heard from him he had applied for a job in ANARE to work in Antarctica.
After that he spent many
years returning to Antarctica. The in between
years were generally spent in remote areas of
Australia in various occupations from prawn
fishing up north to working on remote cattle
He was a gentleman, a man of
honour, I have many great memories of our
adventures together, I will cherish them. Vale
Mike..... Tribute recd from Vin Gibson
An obituary from David Pottage can be viewed here.
My father passed away recently. He spent 15 months
in Macquarie Island 1957-58. His name is Thomas
Mabon Keddie. A few years ago he received a medal
which was due to him because he spent a winter in
Antarctica.... His funeral is on July 25 at 1pm.
Email from Hamish Keddie 21 Jul14
Peter Keage contacted me today to advise that Dr
Roger Guard who was a member of a small
ANARE Expedition to Heard Island 14/11/1986 -
21/1/1987 was aboard the ill fated flight MH17.
Dr Roger Guard- HI 1986 & wife Dr Jill
Sadly Dr Guard and his wife Dr. Jill Guard both perished in this tragedy. Roger was Director of the Pathology Unit in Toowoomba Hospital and his wife Jill was a GP with Family Planning Queensland. Our sympathies go out to their family and friends.
Email received from R.Fletcher 20/7/14
Associate Member John Arthur Brady, died 25/4/14.
John was a sailor on board HMAS Australia in the
winter of 1951 when gravely ill scientist Dr Sergi
Uldovicov was rescued from Heard Island.
Email fromM.Whitelaw 1 July 2014
News from Pat Quilty of the passing of Stephen
Walker, artist and sculptor, on Monday, 16 June.
Stephen created many artworks and bronze
sculptures throughout Australia including the
Leopard Seal and Penguins
in front of the Antarctic Division and the statue
of Bernacchi and the dogs at Victoria Dock in
Email from J.Adolph 19 June 2014
Just a very quick notice to advise that Bert
Jagger (OIC Casey 1975) passed away on 21 May 2014
after a brief illness. I knew Bert through local
community activities when we lived in the same
area near Braidwood, NSW. We have since moved
away, but maintain contact with common friends.
Email received 26 June 2014 from George Cook M66, Q68
Vale Norm Linton-Smith
|Prince Charles Mts||1970||Summer Field|
|Non ANARE||1983||Expedition||Instrument Fitter / Tech Officer|
I notice in today's Herald Sun a funeral notice for Norman Robert Linton-Smith to be held at Inglewood Chapel, 130 Eltham/Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground Wednesday 14th May 1.30pm.
So sadly it has to be Norm who way back in 1975 at Rocky Valley Dam showed us how to tie knots (though sometimes he tied himself in knots) and how to charge down the icy slope and wack the ice pick into the slippery slope a couple of metres before about a 10 metre drop and hope to erect polar pyramid tents.Notified by Noddy Fletcher-via email 10 May 2014
Vale Dr Joseph Chenoweth Whitehouse -
1970 Macquarie Island (Medical Officer - 12 months) and
1974 Mawson (Medical Officer - 4 months)
This communication is to advise other ANARE Club members of the passing of Dr Joe Whitehouse on 19/5/2014 at Resthaven Aged Care facility, Malvern, South Australia aged 91 years. Kind Regards,Beverley Keipert (nee Whitehouse)- notified via email 20/5/2014