AURORA AUSTRALIS - Page 2.
The "Aurora Australis" continues to be the main support vessel for the Australian antarctic programme and makes several voyages each season from its home port of Hobart to Macquarie Island, Heard Island and the three main Australian Antarctic Bases as wsell as participating in joint work with other nations.
The picture at left shows the vessel departing Hobart in for the Antarctic in 2004.
AURORA 23 2004 (December 2nd) Postcard from Davis AAT Base. US$5
AURORA 24 2004 (December 8th) Wind Turbine Postcard from Mawson AAT Base. US$5
|The picture at left shows the
erection of the new wind turbine at Mawson Base which happened in November 2004.
This turbine is used to provide power for the station and save the previous importation of fuels used for this purpose.
The above postcard also has a larger red "Aurora Australis" cachet on its reverse. The "Aurora Australis" had arrived at Mawson on the 7th of December 2004 and departed the following day.
AURORA 25 2005 (January 20th) Postcard from Mawson AAT Base. US$5
AURORA 26 2005 (January 20th) Signed postcard from Mawson AAT Base. US$8
The above postcard has been signed by the vessel's master, Captain Peter Pearson who is shown at right on board his vessel.
AURORA 27 2005 (March 12th) Postcard from Casey AAT Base. US$5
Bridge of "Aurora Australis"
Helicopter in hanger of "Aurora Australis"
AURORA 28 2005 (December 21st) Envelope from Casey AAT Base. US$5
AURORA 29 2005 (December 21st) Postcard from Casey AAT Base. US$5
Note; The above picture is the reverse view of the above picture postcard (Aurora 29).
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