Midwinter Dinners, Lunches and Reunions

Midwinter's Day, also known as Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is an important date in the Antarctic Community and has been marked since the early Antarctic explorers with a formal celebration dinner and reunion. Midwinter dinners or, in some situations lunches, are held throughout Australia each year, and at times overseas, in the weeks each side of Midwinter's day, 21 June.
The functions are staggered to allow Club members to attend several dinners each year, if desired.
Traditionally the following has been followed for forward planning of Midwinter dates.
Melbourne - closest Friday to Midwinter Day

Hobart/Adelaide- Saturday (next day)

Country NSW - midweek after Melbourne (wed)

Canberra - Friday one week after Melbourne

Sydney - Saturday one week and one day after Melbourne

Brisbane/North Queensland/WA - suitable dates around this period


Previous Years Midwinter Reports and Picture galleries can be viewed on the Midwinter sections of the State Branch and Regions web pages

If you would like to advertise your reunion here please Email: Secretary

REUNIONS 2020

Mawson
Mawson 1970 - 50 yrs

Cancelled due to COVID-19 health advice

Email Graham Pryde (Qld Secretary) for details


Casey
Casey 1980 - 40 yrs

Cancelled due to COVID-19 health advice

Email Graham Pryde (Qld Secretary) for details


Mid Winter Dinner 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place in varying stages for each State, the ANARE Club and their regions are not organising any Mid-Winter gatherings this year. Individual State branches may still hold small gatherings, in line with State imposed restrictions.

The Club is investigating an option which may offer a Virtual Drink or Toast solution. More news will be made available if this option comes off.

Mid Winter Dinner 2021

18 June Friday  Victoria Melbourne
TBA June Saturday South Australia Adelaide
19  June Saturday Tasmania - Hobart
21/22 June ANARE Stations Mawson, Casey, Davis and Macquarie Island.
TBA June Wednesday Country -  Binalong NSW
TBA June Friday   Queensland- Brisbane
TBA June Saturday?   Queensland - Townsville OR  contact Andrew Hucker, Ph: (07) 4779 8674  Email: Andrew
TBA June Friday Australian Capital Territory Canberra 
26 June Saturday New South Wales Sydney
TBA June Northern Territory - Alice Springs and Darwin
TBA June Western Australia - PerthEmail  Lee Sice

Mid Winter Dinner 2022

17 June Friday  Victoria Melbourne
TBA June Saturday South Australia Adelaide
TBA  June Saturday Tasmania - Hobart
20/21 June ANARE Stations Mawson, Casey, Davis and Macquarie Island.
TBA June Wednesday Country -  Binalong NSW
TBA June Friday  Queensland- Brisbane
TBA June Saturday?  Queensland - Townsville OR  contact Andrew Hucker, Ph: (07) 4779 8674  Email: Andrew
TBA June Friday Australian Capital Territory Canberra 
25 June Saturday New South Wales Sydney
TBA June Northern Territory - Alice Springs and Darwin
TBA June Western Australia - PerthEmail  Lee Sice