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Archives 2016

Archives 2016
The following is a list of news and events which were posted on the ANARE Club website during the 2016 calendar year

21 Nov 2016 - The profiles and page for the National Council members /Club management team has been updated and reformatted

9 Nov 2016 - The Spring edition of "Aurora" is now on line for members

16 Oct 2016 - Lecture "High Jinks at High Latitudes" is to be delivered by Dr Joe Johnson CSC AAM, at the Multi-Purpose Room One, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Melbourne Entry by gold coin donation. Refreshments will be available prior to the lecture Please RSVP by Thursday 13 October 2016 to Hon. Sec. Stephen Szabo, 0431 701 055 or

18 Sept 2016Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2016 Tributes updated Bob Dingle

16 Sept 2016 Future of Macquarie Island operations
Statement from Hon Josh Frydenberg - Minister for Environment and Energy regarding options for continuing Permanent presence at Macquarie Island.

13 Sept 2016 - AAD announces changes to Macquarie Island operations
Permanent presence due to cease March 2017.

7 Sept 2016    Classified Ads- Lincoln University survey request.

Picture5 Sept 2016- > Nod Parsons receives life membership
On Sunday the 4th of September Dr Neville Parsons, or simply known as Nod in Antarctic circles, was presented with an ANAREClub life membership at Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Nod's association with the ANARE Club goes back to the very beginnings of the club in 1951 where he was a foundation member. A small gathering including Nod's wife Jennifer, children Targ and Sasha, Dr Gwen Fenton representing the Australian Antarctic Division and Tasmanian members of the ANARE Club were present for this special occasion. Picture

Congratulations Nod!" 

23 Aug 2016 - Updated Facebook, scroller for newly elected 2016-17 -Detailed profile updates to follow (when provided) on National Council members /Club management team and 2016-17 National Council Meeting details.

21 Aug 2016- 2pm  Annual General Meeting was held Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Rd. Melbourne at . All Members & Proxy Voting Welcome
Your Proxy vote is Important- 10% of members voting is needed.
Congratulations to the newly elected National Council for 2016-17
President- Neil Brandie (Vic) -Elected unopposed.
Vice-President - Ian Mackie(Vic) -Elected unopposed.
Secretary - David Dodd (Vic)-Elected unopposed.
Treasurer - Chris Gamgee (Vic) -Elected unopposed.

And the 9 General councillors elected by ballot.
Lauren Wise (Tas), Rob Nash (Vic), Ron Hann (SA), Trevor Luff (Qld), Margaret Whitelaw (NSW), Brian Harvey (Vic), Geoff Payne (Vic), Joe Johnson (ACT), Jenna Kelley (Vic)
Thanks to all those members who attended or submitted proxy votes

20 July 2016 - AGM Notice, Covering letter, 2016-17 Nominations, Agenda added.

19 July 2016 Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2016 Tributes updated David Graham

17 July 2016 - AGM 2016-17 Nominations

3 July 2016 - Presidents Message updated

28 June 2016   AGM - Info updated, Proxy Forms

28 June 2016   - Coming Events - Phllip Law Lecture- Australian Antarctic festival

28 June 2016    Classified Ads- VK0 speaker wanted.

21 June 2016 Phillip Law Medal - Congratulations to Professor Patrick Quilty who was awarded the 2016 Medal at the Hobart midwinter dinner.

21 June 2015 Phillip Law Medal - Congratulations to Dr Des Lugg who was awarded the 2015 Medal at the Hobart midwinter dinner.

20 June 2016  Melbourne Midwinter report .

20 June 2016  Phillip Law Medal awarded to Patrick Quilty.

14 June 2016 - Antarctic Tourist stories added to Stories-History-Images.

8 June 2016- Queens Birthday Honours List
Congrats to Dick Thompson for being  awarded OAM in the Queens' Birthday Honours list " for service to veterans and naval history and for Antarctic exploration".
Mr Richard Hugh THOMPSON,
For service to veterans and naval history, and to Antarctic exploration.
Royal Australian Navy Secretary and Historian, Fairmile Association of Australia, 1996- 2014; Produced newsletter, 1996- 2014; Delegate for Federation of Naval Ships Association,1996- 2014.
Author, 'Fairmile Ships of the RAN, Volume 2', 2005.Able Seaman Signalman, Royal Australian Navy, 1942- 1946.Antarctic Exploration Supply Officer and Chief Lieutenant to the Director on Antarctic expeditions, Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition Office, Department of External Affairs, 1950-1957;  Administrative Officer, 1957-60.
The nominee: Assisted in the establishment and maintenance of 3 Antarctic stations and in the exploration of the Antarctic coastline;

Served as Deputy Voyage Leader of 12 relief expeditions and Voyage Leader of 1 relief expedition, completing a total of 234 days south of latitude 60*S; and
Arranged all logistical and landing operations for expeditions.
President and Foundation Member, Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions Club (ANARE), 1957- 1960; President, New South Wales Branch, 1986- 1989; President, ACT Branch, 1962-1982
President, Australia Branch, British Antarctic Club, 1986-1989

The President's Comments can be viewed in the attached documents- pdf   doc

24 May 2016 Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2016 Tributes updated Donald Dowie

22 May 2016 Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2016 Tributes updated Peter Ormay, Classified Ads- Book wanted.

13 May 2016 -Added Autumn/Apr Aurora for financial members, scroller updated. Callin for Nominations for 2016-17 Council including Facebook.

29 April 2016 Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2016 Tributes updated -, scroller, AGM updated

10 Jan 2016  Obituary Index -"Vale list" . 2015 & 2016 Tributes updated -added -Joan Saxton, scroller, AGM updated