1954 ***MUH*** ANTARCTICA - 2/- Blue BLOCK of 4 - MAP & EXPEDITION TEAM - $6.00. The base at Mawson is in charge of Mr. Robert Dovers, who has already been three times to the south. Canadian Residents must pay GST. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. The camp site, however, proved to be “as perfect as conditions allowed, with a fiord-type anchorage.” The station was on a rock platform, flanked by a group of islets. The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wed 13 Jan 1954, Page 23 - Zero year for Antarctic explorers. pilots who flew the two Auster planes in the Antarctic. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. 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. Despite heavy pack ice that had her imprisoned at one time for two days, and 100 m.p.h. “Not at all romantic for the crew,” he added. FOR SALE! The expedition was organised into three bases: one on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and two on the Antarctic mainland. For two days we rammed into it, making only 100 yards an hour. Picture Information. blizzards to establish the Mawson Scientific Station on the Antarctic mainland. south and 62 deg. Australia also has scientific stations at Heard and Macquarie Islands. The base, named Mawson after Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian explorer, is in Mac.Robertson Land, only 1,500 miles from the South Pole. A deck porthole was cracked by ice slabs. Of these, the most well-known published accounts of the expedition are: GIAEVER, J. Some of them joined in the voyage to the Antarctic. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. "They came to farewell us at 6 a.m. on the day we left. The crew and Antarctic Division officials last night attended a Melbourne preview of a British film that the ship “starred” in recently. You have corrected this article This article has been corrected by You and other Voluntroves This article has been corrected by Voluntroves $ Close Captcha. We left Dovers and his men waving goodbye, a gallant, lonely band against a desolate background of blue ice and black rock.". Already got a Trove account. "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. AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO MAC-ROBERTSON LAND, 1954 411 years along the pack-ice edge to the north of these coasts. AU $6.00. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Mawson's voyage to Antarctica, the first Australian Antarctic Expedition, we present this film. Bill Harvey, the Scottish carpenter in the 1954 Mawson party, pauses to say hello to the husky pups.Credit:George Lowe. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954.Credit: Department of External Affairs Antarctic Division. Auroral conditions will make radio communication with Australia impossible for long stretches. 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. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954. It was the patched up plane that was blown overboard. The main base , under Mawson's command, was set up at Cape Denison , about 480 kilometres (300 mi) west of Cape Adare , and a western base under Frank Wild was established on the Shackleton Ice Shelf , more than 2,410 kilometres (1,500 mi) west of Cape Denison. 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. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954.Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. This is a web-based database of the Antarctic collection in the SPRI Library. No immediate signs of mineral possibilities were reported. 'The remaining Auster plane was lashed on deck, but the wind got under it and it simply drifted away in the sea. 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] 'The ship would charge into the ice, reverse, and charge again. Hinge remainders on margins. 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 However the only determinations of position made on land were those made by Mawson at Proclamation Island and at ��� In 1954, an Australian Antarctic expedition battled bad weather and 100 m.p.h. Bill Harvey, the Scottish carpenter in the 1954 Mawson party, pauses to say hello to the husky pups. The Kista Dan left 10 scientists and staff at Mawson to carry out research work for the first year. The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) was established to set up scientific research stations in the Antarctic region. First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 1 April, 1954. 11.30 a.m. we were free. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Mon 4 Jan 1954, Page 2 - To Antarctica In The Kista Dan. We will combine postage where possible to reduce costs. The lowest temperature met was 11 deg. Shop with confidence on eBay! The Antarctic Continent was becoming an increasingly important source of meteorological information for Australian and New Zealand weather forecasting, he said. Alan Carroll was base leader at Port Lockroy, Antarctica, from 1954-1957, and is the historic adviser to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. 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. Shipping: This item is located in the United Kingdom and shipping is charged accordingly. Australia 1954 Antarctic Expedition label block of 20, Imperf Vertically. "Going into Mawson Harbour, we ran into 20 miles of thick sheet ice attached fast to the shore. 3½d black, Australian research expeditions in Antarctica, Australian stamp, ��� Their ship, the ice-breaker, Kista Dan, was met at North Wharf by the Minister for External Affairs (Mr. Casey) and about 200 officials, relatives and friends. Already got a ��� FOR SALE! Design by Mrs. Phillip Law (probably wife of Phillip Law), depicts the emblem of the 1954 **MUH** - 3.5d BLACK - AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH - CORNER BLOCK of 4. Australia 1954 Antarctic Expedition label block of 20, Imperf Vertically. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954.Credit: Department of External Affairs Antarctic Division. Listen to scientist Dr Phillip Law describe the requirements of packing for a year's stay on Antarctica. During the return voyage one of the expedition’s small aircraft was blown overboard and lost. Mr. Casey paid a tribute to the ship’s captains, Captain Pedersen, for his skill and courage in navigating the Kista Dan through Antarctic ice and gales during its absence from Melbourne of almost three months. In the Kista Dan were 13 men who were picked up at Heard Island after 13 months there. 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 Before leaving the Antarctic mainland, the Kista Dan travelled 200 to 300 miles to Princess Elizabeth Land, to the east, where a party spent three days making tests to correct magnetic information on sailing charts of parts of the Indian Ocean. This list of Antarctic expeditions is a chronological list of expeditions involving Antarctica.Although the existence of a southern continent had been hypothesized as early as the writings of Ptolemy in the 1st century AD, the South Pole was not reached until 1911. "The ship was blown side on, and she could not be steered to dodge icebergs," said Mr. Law. AU $300.00. 36 min. On February 13, 1954, the Australian flag was hoisted at Mawson Station. The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) was established to set up scientific research stations in the Antarctic region. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1954 GLOBE MACQUARIE 3 FDC POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION. She berthed opposite the former Wyatt Earp, a Polar ship now employed as a coastal trader. We blew a siren and they came out. BW 312zq. We put ashore 400 tons of cargo. See historic footage of travelling through pack ice. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic station. Most of the time they had only one plane, salvaged from the wreckage when both machines were storm-damaged. MUH. Mawson's Expedition to the Antarctic - Australian History, ��� The Kista Dan had just been freed from the pressure of the ice, February 1, 1954.Credit:F. Elliott, "At. You have corrected this article This article has been corrected by You and other Voluntroves This article has been corrected by Voluntroves $ Close Captcha. 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 ��� blizzards, Kista Dan came through unscathed. AUSTRALIA 1954 ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PC with SET OF 4 LABELS TIED. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954. Blk 8 with Plate dot, two dots, bottom right. 1954 3½D BLACK, Australian Antarctic Research Expeditions - SG279: 1 AVAILABLE - $0.50. ... 1954 Red Cross. About 400 tons of stores were unloaded by tracked vehicles across the frozen seat at Princess Elizabeth Land, at a position 67 deg. Ten men left at Mawson called after Sir Douglas Mawson, which may become Australia’s first permanent settlement on the Antarctic continent. The Director of Antarctic Division (Mr. P. G. Law) who led the venture, said the ship had a frightening list when in the clutch of blocks of sheet ice 20 miles out from the land rim. The Kista Dan, riding light after discharging her Mawson cargo, rolled almost helplessly for 30 hours in a vicious hurricane on March 5-6. When the aircraft suffered blizzard damage, parts were stripped from one so that the other could be airworthy. "We thought we had sprung a leak, but it was one of the water pipes which had frozen and burst. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . In accordance with pay pal's policy of traceable mail, all invoices over 100.00 will be sent registered to international buyers. 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. However, about 80 hours of flying was done by the expedition’s two aircraft, and 300 miles of the Antarctic coastline was photographed from the air. One of the R.A.A.F pilots who flew the Auster aircraft over the ice said he was “glad to be getting back to jets.”. As winter approached, construction of the station buildings was the key priority. 15 February 1954 Australian Antartic Territory 3d Souvenir Post Card. Opens image gallery. The Kista Dan had just been freed from the pressure of the ice, February 1, 1954. An earlier fear that she had been holed proved to be unfounded. (-11 degrees Celsius). See SCAN (S) for Detail and utilize for your own Opinion on 264659831635 Stephen Haddelsey is the author of Ice Captain and Shackleton's Dream. Captain Peterson said the ice barrier had been very bad. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is known for her charitable work. The ship was frozen in and the men had to chip her free with crowbars. Login. shipping: + AU $4.50 shipping . Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. "When we left Mawson Harbour, three and a half huts were erected for Mr. Bob Dovers and his party. Only parts of one of the battered ship's two Auster planes were left. Sent from Mawson on the date of the opening of the Post Office at the base as part of the 1954 expedition to establish an Australian permanent base in the Antarctic. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1954 EXPEDITION CARD 2 POSTAL HISTORY. Image not available. east. 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. 53 min. The clip features the Kista Dan (1954 expedition) and the Magga Dan (1961 expedition). The White Desert New York, Dutton & Co., 1954, 256p. Sometimes the bows would stick fast in the ice, and the men would have to go out with picks and crowbars to free her. First published in The Age on April 1, 1954. - A graphic story of the expedition which recently established Australia's first permanent base on the Antarctic Continent, was told by the leader, Mr. Phillip G. Law, when the Danish polar ship Kista Dan, returned to Melbourne today. Unloading at the wharf yesterday was so speedy that the vessel was released from her charter by early afternoon. "It would have taken weeks to force a way through, but a gale broke up the ice for us. The cost for registration for mail within Canada is 14.00 and 28.00 for international buyers. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . In February 1954, Australian expeditioners arrived at Horseshoe Harbour to establish Mawson station. Several years before, the first ANARE Director, Dr Phillip Law, had travelled to the Norwegian-Swedish-British (NSB) Antarctic Expedition base at Maudheim. NBSX References. shipping: + AU $5.00 ... 8d Blue BLOCK of 12 - EXPEDITION TEAM, MOBILE & MAP. Front and back shown. Reconnaissances were carried out to the east and west, and landing sorties made in the Mackenzie Sea region. Constructing the first buildings. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954. Striking photographs of the 1957/58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, taken from a new book See historic footage of packing the ship Kista Dan for the 1954 expedition to Antarctica. Both pilots, Flight-Lieutenant Douglas Leckie and Sergeant Raymond Seaver, made forced landings on the ice. Jun 17, 2015 - Shop from the world's largest selection and best deals for Handstamped Pre-Decimal Used Australian Stamps. - MAP & Expedition TEAM - $ 6.00 hrh Princess Anne, Princess... 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