1955/56 V2 details

General information



Kista Dan

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1955
Catalogue id
Kista Dan
Albion, Patrick


Voyage Leader

Phillip Garth Law

Deputy Voyage Leader

Richard Hugh John Thompson

Voyage Objectives

Changeover Mawson, explore


This voyage carried the Mawson relief party and the first RAAF Antarctic Flight, led by Douglas W Leckie, to spend a winter on the continent. Beaver and Auster aircraft were landed. Approximately 1600 km of coastline were photographed. Landings were made at Lewis Island, the Balaena Islands, and on two islands in Vincennes Bay. Brief visits were paid to Mirny station, Heard Island and Iles Kerguelen. An aircraft hangar and five new huts were erected at Mawson during the 17 day changeover. The vessel was beset from 1 to 11 Feb.

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Melbourne  28-Dec-1955  islet a (Lewis Island)  7-Jan-1956 
islet a (Lewis Island)  9-Jan-1956  islet b  19-Jan-1956 
islet b  20-Jan-1956  islet c  21-Jan-1956 
islet c  22-Jan-1956  Mirny  30-Jan-1956 
Mirny  31-Jan-1956  Mawson  17-Feb-1956 
Mawson  4-Mar-1956  Heard Island  9-Mar-1956 
Heard Island  9-Mar-1956  Iles Kerguelen  11-Mar-1956 
Iles Kerguelen  14-Mar-1956  Melbourne  26-Mar-1956 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1955/56 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

No track has been constructed.

Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

There are no data related activities recorded for this voyage.


There is no weather data for this voyage.

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

No Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. See Current and Previous Projects for details on other projects.