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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.

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

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

2015-16 -Club Berth Applications close 30 June - AAD have assured us we will have a berth.


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.

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!" 

29 Oct 2015 - Breaking The Ice: Australia's New All-In-One Antarctic Ship Revealed
Huffinton Post article by Karen Barlow.

17 Aug 2015 - 7 pm: Annual General Meeting - Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne. All Members & Proxy voting welcome

Picture19 June 2015 - Memorial service for expeditioners held at the AAD Hobart. The Anare club president unveiled a plaque of the Antarctic expeditioners involved in the Great War... more
A report of the ceremony from our president is here

17-29 June - Midwinter dinners are staggered across the states to allow members to attend several functions if desired. Check you local state for pictures and a report and start planning your 2016 function.

20 Mar 2015 -  President's Message

20 Mar 2015 -  Antarctic Ship returns to Davis for a medical evacuation of an expeditioner

Sunday 24 May 2015- 2pm  Open Council Meeting for Members at Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne.
All Members welcome. Guest speakers