Des Addicoat

Vale Des Addicoat Davis 91 and Mawson 94 Jennifer Muir wrote: My friend Des Addicoat was an ANARE expeditioner D91 & M94. Sadly, Des has died and since he spoke fondly of the people and his time in the Antarctic, I thought they might appreciate knowing. I spoke to his friend Steve Courser who mentioned that Des […]

“Red” Ryder

Vale “Red” Ryder Mawson 61, Wilkes 63 and 65 Macca 67 and 71 and Davis 73 Mark Forecast and Chompers Currie have informed me of the death of Brian ‘Red’ Ryder on Sunday night 5th September. Born 15.4.1935 at South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, Red was well known, having been south as a radio […]

Neil Adams

Vale Neil Adams Casey 1994 and Many Summers Dr Neil Adams, the Manager of the Bureau’s Antarctic Meteorological Section, based in Tasmania, died on Friday 23 March 2012 from meningitis after a short illness. Neil’s death is a huge loss to the Bureau and the Antarctic community. He was well known and respected both nationally and internationally […]

Peter Gormly

Vale Peter Gormly:  Casey 73, Mawson, AAD HO and Round Trips 1978 – 1995 Des Lugg and Jeff Ayton have advised of the passing of Dr Peter Gormly, formerly Senior Medical Officer of the Australian Antarctic Division.  Peter died after a brief illness at the Royal Hobart Hospital on 24/3/2012 just shy of his 75th birthday and is […]

Reginald Thomas (Pat) Lee

Vale Reginald Thomas (Pat) Lee Reginald Thomas Lee, PM passed away 6 June 2012. He was 90 years old. Pat Lee, as he is more commonly known, was a member of the City of Parramatta RSL sub-Branch, and a Life Member of the RSL. Pat was that somewhat eccentric character that amused the crowds each […]

Robert Thomas

Vale Robert Thomas Macca 1980s It is with great sadness we report the passing of Robert Thomas. He died peacefully in his sleep due to complications with lung disease and myeloid dysplasia. He was a communications officer on Macquarie Island for two expeditions in the late 80’s. He is survived by his wife and three […]

Bruce “Gangles” Neilson

Vale Bruce “Gangles” Neilson Wilkes 66 and Macca 69 Sad to advise the passing of Bruce “Gangles” Neilson on 6th August at Tatura Victoria. Bruce was a Radio Operator highly regarded by his fellow Expeditioners. He was one of about a dozen of so Radio Operators, over the years, recruited from the Melbourne Chief Telegraph […]

Graham Chittleborough: HI 1949

Vale Graham Chittleborough: HI 1949 It is with great sorrow that I would like to inform you that my husband, Dr. Graham Chittleborough (Heard Island 1949) passed away yesterday September 29 2012. Jaqueline Chittleborough

Alan Charles Hawker

Vale Alan Charles Hawker Macca and Davis 1950s Born: 17 April, 1930. Died: 19 April, 2012. In 1953, he applied for and was accepted as the Radio Operator at the ANARE (Australian  National Antarctic Research Expeditions) base on Macquarie Island. It was during this period he developed a love for the harsh and often inhospitable environment […]

Zeb Jeffrey

Vale Zeb Jeffrey Macca 51 Zeb Jeffrey past away quietly at a Nursing Home near Willunga, SA, aged 88yrs. Zeb is survived byhis wife Gwenda and two children. Zebulon (Zeb) R. Jeffrey, 26 March,1924 — 3 April,1012 Zeb served with the RAAF (pre 1950) and was Radio Physicist, Macquarie Island 1951-52 conducting studies in Ionosphere, Troposphere […]