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The "Southern Surveyor" is a marine Research vessel operated by the Australian Government CSIRO organisation.

It is based at Hobart and engaged in mainly marine research in Southern waters.  In 1998-99 it was called on to replace the "Aurora Australis" for a number of maritime roles in Antarctic Waters.

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SOUTHERN 1   1999 Scientific Expedition to Southern Ocean postmarked Kingston ANARE.  US$5

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