Vale Dr Malcolm Arnold

Station Year Season
Mawson 2002 Winter
PCMs 2002/03 Summer
Mawson 2004 Winter
Mawson 2012 Winter
Mawson 2016 Winter

It is with sadness that I inform the ANARE Club of the passing of Dr Malcolm Arnold.

Richard Ferguson passing on news of the passing of ANARE Expeditioner Dr Malcolm Arnold FRACS, FRCSC. He had been unwell from cancer for some time and passed away in 2 April 2022

Malcolm’s wishes were for a low key send off which his family upheld.

While I was not down south with Malcolm, I knew him socially through a mutual friend, Wendy Coats. He struck me as kind, thoughtful and always understated about his polar experience. He overwintered at Mawson as Doctor at least three times and amongst other things was in a party working at Dome C on the International Ice Core Project. More recently he overwintered served several times with the United States Antarctic Program at both Amundsen-Scott South Pole and McMurdo Stations and worked at Palmer Station. His work with the USAP was though the University of Texas Centre for Polar Medical Operations – see

email received from Richard Ferguson, 31 May 2022

Links to other webpages:

Australian Antarctic Division article:

Center for Polar Medical Operations, The University of Texas Medical Branch: