Dr Ken Hicks

Vale Ken Hicks – Wilkes 1963, Wilkes 1965 Kenneth Edward Hicks was born on 26 November 1921. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1946. Ken served two years with ANARE, going twice to Wilkes station. In 1963 he was both Medical Officer and second-in-charge, […]

Charles Swithinbank

Vale Charles Swithinbank Described as one of the last true explorers and one of the world’s foremost glaciologists, British polar pioneer Charles Swithinbank died on 16 June aged 87 after a short illness. Swithinbank was a world expert on polar regions, carrying out groundbreaking research. He spent prolonged periods of time in both polar regions, […]