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. We left Dovers and his men waving goodbye, a gallant, lonely band against a desolate background of blue ice and black rock.". See SCAN (S) for Detail and utilize for your own Opinion on 264659831635 Hinge remainders on margins. 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. The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wed 13 Jan 1954, Page 23 - Zero year for Antarctic explorers. See historic footage of packing the ship Kista Dan for the 1954 expedition to Antarctica. 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. The Antarctic Continent was becoming an increasingly important source of meteorological information for Australian and New Zealand weather forecasting, he said. Opens image gallery. 36 min. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . Shipping: This item is located in the United Kingdom and shipping is charged accordingly. Despite heavy pack ice that had her imprisoned at one time for two days, and 100 m.p.h. 11.30 a.m. we were free. First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 1 April, 1954. "We thought we had sprung a leak, but it was one of the water pipes which had frozen and burst. south and 62 deg. 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. 1954 3½D BLACK, Australian Antarctic Research Expeditions - SG279: 1 AVAILABLE - $0.50. 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 ��� 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. Australia 1954 Antarctic Expedition label block of 20, Imperf Vertically. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Mon 4 Jan 1954, Page 2 - To Antarctica In The Kista Dan. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is known for her charitable work. The Kista Dan had just been freed from the pressure of the ice, February 1, 1954.Credit:F. Elliott, "At. Some of them joined in the voyage to the Antarctic. No immediate signs of mineral possibilities were reported. Captain Peterson said the ice barrier had been very bad. The base, named Mawson after Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian explorer, is in Mac.Robertson Land, only 1,500 miles from the South Pole. 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. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. Shop with confidence on eBay! The crew and Antarctic Division officials last night attended a Melbourne preview of a British film that the ship âstarredâ in recently. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Mawson's voyage to Antarctica, the first Australian Antarctic Expedition, we present this film. 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. 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 From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. She berthed opposite the former Wyatt Earp, a Polar ship now employed as a coastal trader. The base at Mawson is in charge of Mr. Robert Dovers, who has already been three times to the south. When the aircraft suffered blizzard damage, parts were stripped from one so that the other could be airworthy. Stephen Haddelsey is the author of Ice Captain and Shackleton's Dream. 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. BW 312zq. However, about 80 hours of flying was done by the expeditionâs two aircraft, and 300 miles of the Antarctic coastline was photographed from the air. east. Front and back shown. MUH. Login. We put ashore 400 tons of cargo. Alan Carroll was base leader at Port Lockroy, Antarctica, from 1954-1957, and is the historic adviser to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 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. shipping: + AU $5.00 ... 8d Blue BLOCK of 12 - EXPEDITION TEAM, MOBILE & MAP. Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. 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. Of these, the most well-known published accounts of the expedition are: GIAEVER, J. The Kista Dan left 10 scientists and staff at Mawson to carry out research work for the first year. Australia also has scientific stations at Heard and Macquarie Islands. "When we left Mawson Harbour, three and a half huts were erected for Mr. Bob Dovers and his party. "It would have taken weeks to force a way through, but a gale broke up the ice for us. Listen to scientist Dr Phillip Law describe the requirements of packing for a year's stay on Antarctica. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . We will combine postage where possible to reduce costs. Only parts of one of the battered ship's two Auster planesÂ were left. Design by Mrs. Phillip Law (probably wife of Phillip Law), depicts the emblem of the In the Kista Dan were 13 men who were picked up at Heard Island after 13 months there. "Going into Mawson Harbour, we ran into 20 miles of thick sheet ice attached fast to the shore. shipping: + AU $4.50 shipping . 53 min. 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 Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954. 1954 **MUH** - 3.5d BLACK - AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH - CORNER BLOCK of 4. Most of the time they had only one plane, salvaged from the wreckage when both machines were storm-damaged. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. FOR SALE! NBSX References. "They came to farewell us at 6 a.m. on the day we left. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. 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  3½d black, Australian research expeditions in Antarctica, Australian stamp, ��� Several years before, the first ANARE Director, Dr Phillip Law, had travelled to the Norwegian-Swedish-British (NSB) Antarctic Expedition base at Maudheim. One of the R.A.A.F pilots who flew the Auster aircraft over the ice said he was âglad to be getting back to jets.â. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. Mawson's Expedition to the Antarctic - Australian History, ��� It was the patched up plane that was blown overboard. Cost for registration for mail within Canada is 14.00 and 28.00 for international buyers at! 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