Alan Parker

Vale Alan Parker Macca 66 and Davis 77 It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alan Parker who wintered at Macca in 1966 and as OIC at Davis in 1977.  A recipient of the Polar Medal, he passed away peacefully on the night of 26 July. He also lectured on tourist […]

William “Bill” Monkhouse

Vale William “Bill” Monkhouse Macca 48 On 13 August 2012 aged 90 years old, Bill passed peacefully away at home surrounded by his family. Bill was a meteorologist from South Australia who was a member of the first expedition to Macquarie Island in1948 and he reported that the expedition party of 13 mainly comprised scientists. […]

Neil Streten, 1933-2012

Vale Neil Streten, 1933-2012 Neil Streten was a man who loved wild places. He died in Melbourne on 28th August 2012. Neil retired as Deputy Director (Services) in Jan 1997 after 46 years with  the Bureau of Meteorology. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 for services to meteorology. He […]

Andrew McLaughlin

Vale  Andrew McLaughlin It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Andrew Mc Laughlin aged 51 years at the Lyell McEwin Hospital at Elizabeth in South Australia on 16th October 2012 after a major, courageous battle with cancer for 2 1/2 years. Andy was a Casey 2000 Winter Electrician and he also took on […]

Dr John Hogg – Mawson 1969

Vale Dr  John Hogg – Mawson 1969 HOGG, Emeritus Professor John OAM. 10.1.1943 – 1.3.2013 Dr John Hogg passed away at his home in Wollongong surrounded by his loving family, after a short and brave battle with Metastatic Melanoma. “A gentleman beyond all description”, his loss will be felt by many from old school mates, […]

George Hamm – Mawson 1968- OIC

Vale George Hamm – Mawson 1968- OIC Regret to advise passing of George Hamm.  George was a Licensed Surveyor and operated here in Bacchus Marsh for many years retiring from the business a few years ago. Funeral is Friday April 5th 2pm at St.Bernards Church, Lederderg Street, Bacchus Marsh Regards Noddy- 30/3/13

Ross Laurence Harvey – Wilkes 1959, Mawson 1962

Vale Ross Laurence Harvey – Wilkes 1959, Mawson 1962 Born 12th November, 1927 – Died 23rd December, 2012 It is with deep regret that I advise the passing away of Ross Laurence Harvey after battling cancer at his home Lord Howe Island on Sunday 23rd December, 2012. Ross was well respected Radio Operator at Wilkes […]

Horace Down – Mawson 1969, PCM 1970, Casey 1979

Vale Horace Down – Mawson 1969, PCM 1970, Casey 1979. Horrie Down passed away recently from cancer. He wintered in Mawson in 1969 and then in Casey (with me) in 1979.  He was good friend of mine, we both live in Townsville. Email from Emanuel Hedanek (Papa George). C79, C83, C86, M81.

Colin Perger – Casey 1972

Vale Colin Perger – Casey 1972 Colin Perger had a heart attack over the weekend and passed away peacefully on Tue 13 Aug 2013 -Aged 72 years. The funeral will be at 11 am on Friday, 16 August, at the Knox Community Baptist Church in 17-19 Falconer Road, Boronia. Vic. Colin was a lovely bloke […]

Peter King -MI 48, BAS 53, BAS 55, M 57, M 58, C 77, MI 79.

Vale Peter King –MI 48, BAS 53, BAS 55, M 57, M 58, C 77, MI 79. Peter Wylie King passed away peacefully at Karingal, Devonport on September 4, 2013, aged 92. Peter had become increasingly frail over the last few years. However he remained cognitively sharp and always liked to talk about his great love […]