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Barney Thorp

Vale Barney Thorp Wilkes 61 We have been advised that Arnold Stuart Thorp (Barney) died on the 5th October 2010. Barney wintered at Wilkes in 1961 as an electrcal fitter mechanic. No further details are available.

Garry Clark

Vale Garry Clark Mawson 74 Bill Griffiths wrote; It is with great sadness that I am obliged to write to the ANARE club to inform you of the death of Garry Clark, motor mechanic Mawson 1974. Shortly before his death Garry asked me to write the enclosed obituary and submit it to the Aurora magazine […]

Gary Bradley

Vale Gary Bradley Davis 62, Mawson 64 and 72/73 Dear all, It is with regret that I pass on from Bill Scherek, the news of the death of Gary Bradley last night. Gary was a TO(met) who worked in VRO before retiring from the Bureau in the early 90’s. He was aged in his late […]

Frank (Narra) Johnson

Vale Frank (Narra) Johnson Mawson 68, 70 and 74, Macca 75 Dear friends, John O’Shea phoned Lorraine and I this morning to inform that our old pal, Narra, passed away in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 20 October,  at Tamworth Hospital, and asked that all be notified. Please pass on if you will. Narra took ill […]

Kevin Lionel Smith

Vale Kevin Lionel Smith Macca 68 20th January 1942 to 11th Sept. 2010 Meteorological Observer Macquarie Island 1968 It is with deep regret that I advise the passing of one of the most popular and respected members of our 1968 party. Kevin lost his well-fought battle with cancer in the early hours of  September 11th. Kevin […]

Bill Denham

Vale Bill Denham Macca 49 and Mawson 61 Bill Denham was a met observer at Macquarie Island 1949 and Mawson 1961. His daughter Debbie Hayman has written to Richard Unwin (QLD branch president) to inform him of her father’s death on the 20th September 2010 at age 88 years. ‘..Dad passed away, very peacefully, last […]

Lindsay Meades

Vale Lindsay Meades Casey 81 The 1981 Casey Expeditioners regret to record the passing of Lindsay Meades, one of our radio operators. He was a great Expeditioner who always had a sparkle in his eyes and was always prepared to go the extra mile if he thought that was needed of him. He was always […]

Rowan Webb

Vale Rowan Webb Mawson 69 Frank ‘Narra’ Johnson wrote: ‘…I’ve just received notification from a friend at University of New England, Armidale NSW advising of the death of Rowan WEBB, Mawson 1969 Physicist…’ No further details are known. Regards Narra The UNE website notes that Rowan had ‘researched plant ecology in the Antarctic, been the […]

John Erskine

Vale John Erskine Mawson 67 Andrew Erskine wrote: A quick message to let you know that my father John Erskine died peacefully yesterday evening.  (25th July 2010) He was 95. My father was the OIC Mawson Expedition 1967-68. He had a life-long fascination with Antarctica, and deeply valued his experience at Mawson and the comradeship there. […]