shipping: + AU $5.00 ... 8d Blue BLOCK of 12 - EXPEDITION TEAM, MOBILE & MAP. In 1954, an Australian Antarctic expedition battled bad weather and 100 m.p.h. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . 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. 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. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1954 GLOBE MACQUARIE 3 FDC POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION. The lowest temperature met was 11 deg. 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 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.”. When the aircraft suffered blizzard damage, parts were stripped from one so that the other could be airworthy. 15 February 1954 Australian Antartic Territory 3d Souvenir Post Card. 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. 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. east. Image not available. First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 1 April, 1954. Opens image gallery. From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic base. 1954 3½D BLACK, Australian Antarctic Research Expeditions - SG279: 1 AVAILABLE - $0.50. The ship was frozen in and the men had to chip her free with crowbars. Members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1954. AU $6.00. south and 62 deg. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is known for her charitable work. See historic footage of travelling through pack ice. "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. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland, the closest habitation to the South Pole, April 5, 1954. shipping: + AU $4.50 shipping . NBSX References. Login. Captain Peterson said the ice barrier had been very bad. Several years before, the first ANARE Director, Dr Phillip Law, had travelled to the Norwegian-Swedish-British (NSB) Antarctic Expedition base at Maudheim. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954.Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. Australia 1954 Antarctic Expedition label block of 20, Imperf Vertically. On February 13, 1954, the Australian flag was hoisted at Mawson Station. 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. blizzards to establish the Mawson Scientific Station on the Antarctic mainland. For two days we rammed into it, making only 100 yards an hour. 53 min. The Antarctic Continent was becoming an increasingly important source of meteorological information for Australian and New Zealand weather forecasting, he said. 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. $1.32 0 bids + $3.99 shipping . 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 White Desert New York, Dutton & Co., 1954, 256p. pilots who flew the two Auster planes in the Antarctic. "They came to farewell us at 6 a.m. on the day we left. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. Auroral conditions will make radio communication with Australia impossible for long stretches. Mawson research station on the Antarctic mainland in 1954. 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. 1954 ***MUH*** ANTARCTICA - 2/- Blue BLOCK of 4 - MAP & EXPEDITION TEAM - $6.00. "It would have taken weeks to force a way through, but a gale broke up the ice for us. The crew and Antarctic Division officials last night attended a Melbourne preview of a British film that the ship “starred” in recently. The cost for registration for mail within Canada is 14.00 and 28.00 for international buyers. Reconnaissances were carried out to the east and west, and landing sorties made in the Mackenzie Sea region. Already got a ��� Credit:Antarctic National Research Expedition. As winter approached, construction of the station buildings was the key priority. No immediate signs of mineral possibilities were reported. Australia also has scientific stations at Heard and Macquarie Islands. 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. “Not at all romantic for the crew,” he added. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Mawson's voyage to Antarctica, the first Australian Antarctic Expedition, we present this film. We put ashore 400 tons of cargo. - 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. blizzards, Kista Dan came through unscathed. 3½d black, Australian research expeditions in Antarctica, Australian stamp, ��� AU $300.00. Unloading at the wharf yesterday was so speedy that the vessel was released from her charter by early afternoon. See SCAN (S) for Detail and utilize for your own Opinion on 264659831635 Design by Mrs. Phillip Law (probably wife of Phillip Law), depicts the emblem of the Listen to scientist Dr Phillip Law describe the requirements of packing for a year's stay on Antarctica. In accordance with pay pal's policy of traceable mail, all invoices over 100.00 will be sent registered to international buyers. We blew a siren and they came out. (-11 degrees Celsius). Despite heavy pack ice that had her imprisoned at one time for two days, and 100 m.p.h. Blk 8 with Plate dot, two dots, bottom right. Bill Harvey, the Scottish carpenter in the 1954 Mawson party, pauses to say hello to the husky pups.Credit:George Lowe. First published in The Age on April 1, 1954. Shipping: This item is located in the United Kingdom and shipping is charged accordingly. Constructing the first buildings. A deck porthole was cracked by ice slabs. The expedition was organised into three bases: one on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and two on the Antarctic mainland. 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 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. The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wed 13 Jan 1954, Page 23 - Zero year for Antarctic explorers. Front and back shown. Some of them joined in the voyage to the Antarctic. We will combine postage where possible to reduce costs. Stephen Haddelsey is the author of Ice Captain and Shackleton's Dream. 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