History of Aurora
became editor in 1962. Frank continued in the job
until 1971. Ken Simpson and Martin Betts then each spent a
few years in the chair. In 1981, Shelagh Robinson (Mrs
Rob) re-established Aurora as
ten years. Malcolm Kirton was the editor for
the next ten years. Malcolm became ill and handed the
reins over to John Gillies. In 2013 John began handing the
reins to David Ellyard, and continuing as a co-editor during
transition for several issues.
John brought the journal into the computer age,
preparing the material with a desktop publishing program.
After proof reading, a CD with all the material is
delivered to the printer, who returns the
printed copies of the magazine; each quarter a group
of volunteers pack the magazines for posting to members.
During 2012 Denise Allen began a project to place the Aurora
journal online to financial members and as a result members
working in Antarctica could now read the latest issue
electronically. This project is ongoing.
The end result is what you, the Club members, have
contributed in the way of articles and news items.
The aims of Aurora
- Inform members of the activities of ANARE,
- Provide general news pertaining to
- Raise issues that relate to Antarctica,
- Keep members in touch with the activities of
the Club, and
- Provide an enjoyable experience to the
In addition, over the past few years,
has also acquired an
important archives function - it is a repository of much of
ANARE's history, particularly those personal reminiscences
that might otherwise be lost.
Almost all members' subscriptions go to production and
postal costs of