Explorer, Syd Kirkby, Receives Queens
The ANARE Club Queensland congratulates Syd for this well-deserved recognition. His outstanding achievements are an inspiration to all.
See the full story of his distinguished career in this ABC News item.
Midwinter Dinner 2018
See the Midwinter Dinner page for full details.
ANARE Club Spring Gathering 2018 at Noosaville QLD
Details to be advised.
ANARE Club Newsletter - May 2018
MIDWINTER DINNER 2017. Last year's
Midwinter Dinner was very successful with the
attendance by some of our more senior members
of ANARE. At 97 years old John
Russell attended, along with his daughter and
son-in-law, Sue and Keith Morgan. John
first wintered at Macquarie Island in 1949 and
continued with Heard Island 1952, Mawson 1954,
and just to finish he spent a year with the
Americans on the IGY (International
Geophysical Year) in 1957. Also in
attendance was Judith Burnett, wife of the
late Hedley Burnett.
ANARE QLD SPRING BBQ 2017. David and Kathryn Carstens ran the regular Noosa River BBQ in September with a good roll up, including many interstate members to swell the numbers. Keen interest is always shown in the memorabilia on display, along with the many stories told each year.
ISLAND ANNIVERSARY. A very
successful 70th Heard Island Anniversary
Commemoration was held in Melbourne on 13th
December 2017, attended by Trevor Luff, as
well as our guests Sue Morgan and Judith
Burnett. We could not persuade John
Russell, who will be 98 on 20th June this year
(2018) to make the journey to Melbourne.
120 people attended the celebrations.
Kenilworth Antarctic Expedition
A picnic lunch on the verandah was enjoyed by all, followed by a viewing of several Antarctic movies including Frank Hurley's photography. It was a very successful day.
Photographs courtesy Dale Jacobsen.
A one-day Antarctic Expedition will be taking place at Kenilworth, Queensland (Sunshine Coast Hinterland) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. The venue is The Movie Museum and Electric Theatre. Check it out here - www.cinemaworks.net.au. Kev Franzi is proprietor and film curator of the Museum.
In the morning there will be an Antarctic presentation by Syd Kirkby. The presentation will be filmed and an audience is required. Syd will talk about his experiences in Antarctica and he will be showing his own photographs, which will include some uncommon material. The video of Syd's talk will then be added to the museum's collection.
A self-catered picnic lunch is planned. For those needing to buy food there are food outlets in Kenilworth, 3km from the venue.
After lunch there will be a selection of Antarctic films from the museum.
Location: Cinema Works, 2655 Eumundi Road, Kenilworth.
Cost: $10 per person and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Bookings can be made via the ANARE Club, email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. Alternatively bookings can be made direct to the museum - email 'email@example.com' Please advise how many will be attending.
Time: 10.30am to whenever it finishes!! (say, 3 or 4pm)
Bring: All your own food and drinks.
Transport: Your own transport. Car pooling is suggested.
Queensland Midwinter Dinner
Queensland ANARE Club
Midwinter Dinner is on Friday June 30 at the
Parklands Room, Hotel Urban and the cost is
$85. Larcie George Friend will be the
special guest, and will give a first-hand account
of the sinking of the Nella Dan in December 1987.
The AGM is at 6pm, followed
by pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm and dinner at 7pm.
Full address is Parklands
Room, Hotel Urban, 345 Wickham Terrace,
Brisbane. Hotel Urban offers discounted
overnight rates for people attending the dinner.
Payment may be made by Bank
Transfer, Cheque or Money Order. See the
Midwinter Dinner page for RSVP details.
ANARE Club Spring
2017 at Noosaville QLD
It has become a tradition
for ANARE people from all over Australia to get
together at Noosaville, combining visits to the
Sunshine State with the opportunity to meet with
those lucky enough to live in the locality. ANARE
Expeditioners and their families are welcome to
join this gathering.
The date for the Next ANARE gathering is Wednesday 6 September 2017.
Queensland ANARE Club Newsletter - June 2017
The Queensland Midwinter Dinner will be held on Friday 30 June from 6pm. For full details see above, and also the Midwinter Dinner page.
It has been 25 years since the sinking of the Nella Dan and at the Midwinter Dinner we have guest speaker George Friend who will give a first-hand account of this event.
This year we also have a very special guest John Russell plus family members attending our MWD. It is 70 years this year since the establishment of Herd Island. John wintered on H.I. in 1952, five years after establishment. It was also a tragic year as they lost two of their expeditioners. Before Herd Island, John wintered at Macquarie Island in 1949 & also wintered @ Mawson in 1954. He then spent the years of 1957/1958 with the Americanís on the IGY (International Geophysical Year). His first introduction to all things Antarctica was at the age of 10 years when he met Lady Shackleton in his home town of Dulwich England. John will be 97 years old on the 20th of June this year.
Another milestone is the loss of the famous Polar Ship the S.Y. Aurora 100 years ago on the 20th of June in 1917. It sailed out of Newcastle never to be seen again with 21 crew members on board. There is a special service being held in the Newcastle Cathedral on Tuesday 20th of June commencing @ 12 noon. A special Plaque which has been commissioned by the ANARE Club will be unveiled by the Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. A contingent from Qld & interstate is being led by David Carstenís & will attend this event. Anyone who wishes to attend will be made most welcome. Lunch is to follow at 1.00pm just down the road at the Customs House. The full story of this event will appear in a future edition of the AURORA.
We will also be presenting Trevor & Jennie Henkel, the owners / restorers of the Macpherson Robertson the 25ft work boat (Lollipop) with a Plaque to attach to their boat. The story of finding this boat appeared in this yearís summer edition of the AURORA.