Lynn Saunders

Vale Lynn Saunders   Station Year Season Casey 1969 Winter The Club regrets to advise the passing of Lynn Saunders, Senior Electrical Fitter-Mechanic, Casey 1969. Lyn was one of the electricians to spend the first year at the new Casey station in 1969. An excellent companion and conscientious worker. He attended many reunions over the […]

ANARE Club AGM 2020

ANARE Club A.G.M. 15 Aug 2020 – Brisbane and Zoom Due to COVID restrictions this year and restrictions on large gatherings, there may be a small gathering in Brisbane (Venue: ONE FIFTY, 150 Racecourse Road, Ascot, Brisbane Qld) and all Club members outside of Qld are invited to attend via Zoom. If you would like […]

Dr Roger Guard- HI 1986

Sadly Antarctic connection to passengers on MH17 Vale Dr Roger Guard- HI 1986 & wife Dr Jill Guard 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. Sadly Dr Guard and his wife […]

Raymond David “BIG FELLA” Ash

Vale Raymond David “BIG FELLA” Ash (1927 to 2014) Ray was born on 30 June at Parramatta and educated at Parramatta State School and Granville Technical College before entering his apprenticeship as an electrician. Ray has an early fascination with aircraft and spent many years building and flying powered aircraft and gliders. parachuting for pleasure. […]

Bruce Allport

Vale Bruce Allport (1940 to 2014) Bruce was a Radio Officer at Mawson in 1964 and died on 13 November 2014 in Pattaya, Thailand, aged 74, after suffering a series of brain tumours and cancer. He is survived by his daughter Tanya, son-in-law John, grand-daughters Zarah and Ana Lucia, sister Pat and brother Peter. A […]

Danny “Finster” Foster

Vale Danny “Finster” Foster (1937 – 2014) Danny passed away peacefully at his home on October 14, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida, following a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Danny wintered at the original Wilkes Station in 1962, and was one of a group of four United States Meteorological personnel which shared duties with […]

Doug Cameron

Vale Doug Cameron Station Year Season Casey 1980 Winter Davis 1987 Winter Mawson 1989 Winter Macquarie Island 1991 Winter The Club regrets to advise the passing of Doug Cameron, Dieso Casey 1980, Davis 1987, Mawson 1989, Macquarie Island 1991. Died peacefully at home 2 August 2020. An asset to any expedition. Sadly missed. Facebook notification […]

John “Windy” Windolf

Vale John “Windy” Windolf   Station Year Season Mawson 1971 Winter Eulogy John ‘Windy’ Windolf, Mawson 1971 Wednesday 5th August 2020 Dear Frances, ANARE, Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. I trust I can give you comfort and assurance that John ‘Windy’ Windolf was held in the highest regard by all members of the ANARE fraternity. […]

Kenneth “Frosty” McDonald

Vale Kenneth “Frosty” McDonald – (1926 – 2014) Of the four radio operators with the Mawson 1962 expedition, Ken McDonald was sadly the last of them to leave us. He started his working life as a telegraph messenger with the PMG in Paddington, Brisbane in 1941, not quite 15 years old, and spent some time […]