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