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Heard Island 70th Anniversary Commemoration

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The “Heard Island 70th Anniversary Commemoration” marks the establishment of the first ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition) Station which was set up on Heard Island in December 1947 and operated until early 1955.

Dr Joe Johnson, President of the ANARE Club said “thisgathering is of extreme importance as it not only celebrates a very significant anniversary in relation to Heard Island, but also the birth of ANARE and therefore the commencement of post-war Australian Antarctic endeavour”.

The National Council of the ANARE Club will host a two-course luncheon to commemorate the achievements of the early ANARE expeditioners and the guests of honour will be the ten remaining veterans from the early Heard Island period.

Dr Des Lugg, AM, a distinguished polar medicine authority, will MC the lunch and we are hoping Dr Nick Gales (Director,Australian Antarctic Division) and other Antarctic dignitaries will also be present. Dr Joe Johnson, President of the ANARE Club, will officiate. We warmly welcome all ANARE Club Members, returned expeditioners and their families and friends to join us in celebrating this historic anniversary.

The event will feature an exhibition of Heard Island photographs, both from the early and modern eras, and movie clips taken during the establishment of the Station in 1947 will be shown. There will be a commemorative stamp cover for sale, signed by the veterans from that early Heard Island period, as well as a limited issue of mounted archival prints and other ANARE Club Merchandise.

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(Photo of Big Ben, Heard Island taken by A.J.Graff © Australian Antarctic Division)

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