“Papa George” Hedanek – C79, M81, C83 & C86 – Plant Inspector. He was very proud of his cloth-badge decorated jacket. A great expeditioner and everyone liked “Papa George”.
Expanding My Collection
I am always on the lookout for more to fill the many gaps! The hobby is like stamp collecting which I know is popular with some ANARE members. However, the badges are very difficult to obtain. For the 65th Anniversary of Mawson I was asked to do a short article with images as it may be of interest to some ANARE Club members – I hope so! Best regards Rod Johns
– Mary Philpots, the daughter of George Hedanek, for the photo of her father’s jacket – and to Brain Harvey for organizing the photo. Photographer unknown.
– Rod Johns for the photos of his Mawson cloth badges. © Rod Johns
– Tess Egan of the AAD for supplying the final 4 photos from the Division’s collection. Credits as shown above.