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- Surveyors serving with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) from 1948 to 1958 were engaged by the Department of External Affairs. From 1959 the Division of National Mapping engaged surveyors for ANARE service. Laurie McLean has compiled a list of surveyors and survey technicians known to have served in Antarctica and sub-Antarctic locations with ANARE between 1948 and 1987.
- A listing is now available from the ANARE Club website Who Wintered in Antarctica (the page can take a few seconds to load).
- Tom Gale was the officer-in-charge of Nat Map's Melbourne based Antarctic Mapping Branch from 1959 to 1971. In the early 1960s while in that position, Tom undertook two voyages to Antarctica on the MV Thala Dan undertaking hydrographic surveys with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. Earlier he had a 33 year career in the Royal Australian Navy where he was a Hydrographic Surveyor. At age 13 years Tom Gale joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Cadet in 1925 and retired with the rank of Commander in 1958. In 1945 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross as commander of HMAS Benalla that carried out successful survey work under dangerous conditions in the Far East and Philippines during World War II. In this article Laurie McLean provides details about Tom Gale's life and his careers in the Royal Australian Navy and Nat Map.
- A number of published articles on Sydney Lorrimar Syd Kirkby :
The ABC's Megan Kinninment wrote this June 2018 article Antarctic surveyor Sydney Kirkby recognised in Queen's birthday honours for 50-year career.
July 1997 article on Syd Kirkby.
Syd Kirkby, Australian surveyor and Antarctic explorer, on the Australian Antarctic Division's website.
Syd Kirkby, Australian surveyor and Antarctic explorer.
- National Mapping and Antarctic Surveyor, John Manning, worked in Antarctica from 1966 and included field survey activities during 11 summers, and one winter season as well as several visits to sub-Antarctic islands. John also worked as a Nat Map field surveyor and survey field party leader in remote areas of Australia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Later John undertook senior surveyor and senior manager roles in Nat Map and successor organisations. In this article Laurie McLean provides a biographic profile of John Manning.
- Queensland surveyor David Carstens undertook two separate periods of field survey duty as a Nat Map surveyor with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in the early 1960s. In late 1963, David returned to Brisbane where he embarked on a 39 year career in Queensland's electricity industry. Recently, David has kindly provided articles on his survey work in Antarctica which will be added to the website over coming weeks. In this article Laurie McLean provides a short biographic profile of David Carstens.
- John Abbottsmith was an engineer and ski expert who was one of the 14 men who wintered at Heard Island in 1948 as part of the inaugural Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to that sub-Antarctic island during 1947 1949. In this article Laurie McLean gives a brief biographical picture of John Abbottsmith.