This is a web-based database of the Antarctic collection in the SPRI Library. "The ship was blown side on, and she could not be steered to dodge icebergs," said Mr. Law. The cost for registration for mail within Canada is 14.00 and 28.00 for international buyers. "Going into Mawson Harbour, we ran into 20 miles of thick sheet ice attached fast to the shore. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic station. The crew and Antarctic Division officials last night attended a Melbourne preview of a British film that the ship “starred” in recently. south and 62 deg. Several years before, the first ANARE Director, Dr Phillip Law, had travelled to the Norwegian-Swedish-British (NSB) Antarctic Expedition base at Maudheim. Mawson���s Expedition to the Antarctic is an excerpt from the film Antarctic Pioneers (30mins), produced in 1962.. Antarctic Pioneers: One of Australia���s most famous photographers and explorers, Frank Hurley, narrates this absorbing film on the history of Australia���s first expeditions to the Antarctic continent between 1911 and 1954. The Antarctic Continent was becoming an increasingly important source of meteorological information for Australian and New Zealand weather forecasting, he said. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . “Not at all romantic for the crew,” he added. See historic footage of packing the ship Kista Dan for the 1954 expedition to Antarctica. In accordance with pay pal's policy of traceable mail, all invoices over 100.00 will be sent registered to international buyers. Captain Peterson said the ice barrier had been very bad. Men of an Australian National Antarctic research expedition returned to Melbourne yesterday in triumph after defeating ice and hurricanes to set up a new base, named Mawson, on the continent of Antarctica. Despite heavy pack ice that had her imprisoned at one time for two days, and 100 m.p.h. In the Kista Dan were 13 men who were picked up at Heard Island after 13 months there. The Kista Dan had just been freed from the pressure of the ice, February 1, 1954.Credit:F. Elliott, "At. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1954 GLOBE MACQUARIE 3 FDC POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. An earlier fear that she had been holed proved to be unfounded. "When we left Mawson Harbour, three and a half huts were erected for Mr. Bob Dovers and his party. You have corrected this article This article has been corrected by You and other Voluntroves This article has been corrected by Voluntroves $ Close Captcha. BW 312zq. shipping: + AU $4.50 shipping . blizzards, Kista Dan came through unscathed. About 400 tons of stores were unloaded by tracked vehicles across the frozen seat at Princess Elizabeth Land, at a position 67 deg. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. NBSX References. Mr. Law, who is director of the Antarctic Research Division of the Department of External Affairs, said today that to set up the outpost at Mawson, on the fringe of the frozen continent, the Kista Dan dodged icebergs, survived hurricanes, and rammed her way through 20 miles of sheet ice. Some of them joined in the voyage to the Antarctic. 53 min. Canadian Residents must pay GST. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is known for her charitable work. Most of the printings (of the Antarctica 1954 Expedition Label) went straight to Seymour Friedlander who owned ZENITH STAMPS in USA and BROADWAY APPROVALS in UK - the two world's largest junior approval firms at the time. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954. Picture Information. Mawson's Expedition to the Antarctic - Australian History, ��� EXPEDITION : LEADER: 1954-55: U.S. Navy Antarctic Reconnaissance Expedition : Glen Jacobsen: 1955: South African Bouvet Island reconnaissance : Paul Dryden-Dymond: 1955-56: Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition I : Peter Mott: 1955-57: Gough Island Scientific Survey : Robert Chambers: 1955-59 Forced landings in pack ice, frozen water pipes, and runways cluttered by penguins, were some of the hazards faced by the R.A.A.F. "They came to farewell us at 6 a.m. on the day we left. When the aircraft suffered blizzard damage, parts were stripped from one so that the other could be airworthy. 36 min. However the only determinations of position made on land were those made by Mawson at Proclamation Island and at ��� Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954.Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. Jun 17, 2015 - Shop from the world's largest selection and best deals for Handstamped Pre-Decimal Used Australian Stamps. Both pilots, Flight-Lieutenant Douglas Leckie and Sergeant Raymond Seaver, made forced landings on the ice. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Mawson's voyage to Antarctica, the first Australian Antarctic Expedition, we present this film. shipping: + AU $5.00 ... 8d Blue BLOCK of 12 - EXPEDITION TEAM, MOBILE & MAP. Bill Harvey, the Scottish carpenter in the 1954 Mawson party, pauses to say hello to the husky pups. pilots who flew the two Auster planes in the Antarctic. east. "A bitterly cold 30-mile-an-hour wind froze Dover's party by 7 a.m., and they asked if they could go home to their huts. The ship was frozen in and the men had to chip her free with crowbars. "We thought we had sprung a leak, but it was one of the water pipes which had frozen and burst. We put ashore 400 tons of cargo. I became interested in the Antarctic and particularly the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) in 2003 after attending a lecture by the late Wing Commander (Ret) John Claydon of the RNZAF on his experiences as Chief Pilot for the New Zealand TAE Support Party led by ��� The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Mon 4 Jan 1954, Page 2 - To Antarctica In The Kista Dan. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954. 1954 **MUH** - 3.5d BLACK - AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH - CORNER BLOCK of 4. The White Desert New York, Dutton & Co., 1954, 256p. MUH. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1954 EXPEDITION CARD 2 POSTAL HISTORY. The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) was established to set up scientific research stations in the Antarctic region. 3½d black, Australian research expeditions in Antarctica, Australian stamp, ��� First published in The Age on April 1, 1954. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954.Credit: Department of External Affairs Antarctic Division. "It would have taken weeks to force a way through, but a gale broke up the ice for us. Login. We blew a siren and they came out. The expedition was organised into three bases: one on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and two on the Antarctic mainland. blizzards to establish the Mawson Scientific Station on the Antarctic mainland. Australia also has scientific stations at Heard and Macquarie Islands. Shop with confidence on eBay! ... 1954 Red Cross. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. Ten men left at Mawson called after Sir Douglas Mawson, which may become Australia’s first permanent settlement on the Antarctic continent. The base, named Mawson after Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian explorer, is in Mac.Robertson Land, only 1,500 miles from the South Pole. AU $6.00. A deck porthole was cracked by ice slabs. See SCAN (S) for Detail and utilize for your own Opinion on 264659831635 In February 1954, Australian expeditioners arrived at Horseshoe Harbour to establish Mawson station. Listen to scientist Dr Phillip Law describe the requirements of packing for a year's stay on Antarctica. Design by Mrs. Phillip Law (probably wife of Phillip Law), depicts the emblem of the FOR SALE! We left Dovers and his men waving goodbye, a gallant, lonely band against a desolate background of blue ice and black rock.". The lowest temperature met was 11 deg. We will combine postage where possible to reduce costs. During the return voyage one of the expedition’s small aircraft was blown overboard and lost. Unloading at the wharf yesterday was so speedy that the vessel was released from her charter by early afternoon. 1954 3½D BLACK, Australian Antarctic Research Expeditions - SG279: 1 AVAILABLE - $0.50. The coast and mountains of Mac Robertson Land were first sighted by Australia���s Douglas Mawson from the ship Discovery during the British, Australian, New Zealand Hinge remainders on margins. The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wed 13 Jan 1954, Page 23 - Zero year for Antarctic explorers. The Kista Dan, riding light after discharging her Mawson cargo, rolled almost helplessly for 30 hours in a vicious hurricane on March 5-6. Soon they will be shut off for weeks in the dark of the Antarctic night, with a huge barrier of sheet ice blocking any shipway. Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. Already got a Trove account. AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO MAC-ROBERTSON LAND, 1954 411 years along the pack-ice edge to the north of these coasts. Australia 1954 Antarctic Expedition label block of 20, Imperf Vertically. Image not available. The base at Mawson is in charge of Mr. Robert Dovers, who has already been three times to the south. She berthed opposite the former Wyatt Earp, a Polar ship now employed as a coastal trader. 11.30 a.m. we were free. Striking photographs of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, taken from a new book Reconnaissances were carried out to the east and west, and landing sorties made in the Mackenzie Sea region. 'The ship would charge into the ice, reverse, and charge again. 1952���1954: British North Greenland expedition was a British scientific mission, led by Commander James Simpson 1958 : USS Nautilus passes under the Arctic ice 1959 : Discoverer 1 , a prototype with no camera, is the first satellite in polar orbit [9] Front and back shown. 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