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Launch of RSV Aurora Australis

Who Wintered in Antarctica?

Mrs Rob

Vale Mrs Rob Expeditioner Family Liaison Officer 1967 – 1981 Shelagh Robinson, or Mrs Rob as usually known to ANARE expeditioners, passed away peacefully in Melbourne on the 2nd June 2010 at age of 95 years. Mrs Rob was the expeditioner family liaison officer from 1967 to 1981, and was well known to many who […]

Ivan Fox

Alf Howard

Vale Alf Howard Mawsons 1929-1931 BANZARE Alf Howard, the last surviving member of Mawsons 1929-31 BANZARE expedition, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday 3rd July 2010. Alf was known to many ANARE Club members, particularly in Queensland, and will be missed. Many of the older ANARE generation knew Alf well and maintained their friendship and contact […]

Don Walker

Vale Don Walker Wilkes 62 Don Walker was born 24/07/1936; He died in the Perth Hospital on 04/06/2011 after a short illness. Don was a geophysicist with the 1962 Wilkes Expedition. He was part of the 6-man Wilkes to Vostok siesmic survey;3,000 kms return traverse which lasted 100 days. Along the way he recorded ice thickness […]

Fred Prant

Vale Fred Prant Casey 74, Macca 76 Fred served as the Carpenter at Casey in 1974 and at Macquarie Island in 1976. Fred was a regular at Midwinter Dinners in Queensland from 1977 to 1992, missing only 1991 according to records held. He regularly kept in touch with Antarctic affairs, apologied for non-attendance at functions and […]

Jon Stephenson

Vale Jon Stephenson  Fuchs Trans Antarctic Expedition 58 Heard 63  Associate Professor Jon Stephenson passed away this morning after suffering a large stroke.  Jon was highly respected Geologist and led several expeditions to Antarctica.  He was well known to many ANARE Club members and attended the Tasmanian midwinter dinner in 2010 with his daughter Sara. […]

Leo John Wolyniec – Army Larcie

Vale Leo John Wolyniec Army Larcie “…Just a short note to notify you of the death of Leo John WOLYNIEC (aged 50), former member of the Royal Australian Army who served with Army detachment ANARE Antarctica from Sep 1980 – Apr 1981 and Macquarie Island Sep 1981 – May 1982. Leo discharged from the Army […]