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Author Topic: Mawson's Huts  (Read 421 times)

baird4444

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Mawson's Huts
« on: January 03, 2010, 09:11:30 PM »
It was 2 degrees this morning when I got up. Rather than watch mindless TV I found a blog about an ongoing expedition in Antarctica. It turned out to be quite interesting. On the original expedition they actually used a Vickers airplane without the wings as an air tractor...    all very interesting if you like early history.
              http://www.mawsons-huts.org.au/cms/
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Re: Mawson's Huts
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 10:29:45 PM »
Very, very cool, Br. Mike!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

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Re: Mawson's Huts
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 11:45:22 PM »
Did you hear they found that plane? It was in the news this morning.


I must retreat to my place of Zen and meditate on this.

baird4444

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Re: Mawson's Huts
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 02:55:31 AM »
yea, it was the article about finding the plane that led me to the blog. Years  ago I read the story of Ernest Shackleford's expedition and all that they went thru...
another great story if you are interested in the early explorations of our world.
                      - Mike
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!! "
        -Cody Baird
'My dear you are ugly,
 but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly'
 - Winston Churchill