1971/72 V1 details

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MS Nella Dan

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1965
Catalogue id
Voyage 2
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage Leader

Graeme William McKinnon

Deputy Voyage Leader

Alan D Parker


A magnetometer installed and operated by personnel from the University of New South Wales was put overboard as soon as the vessel cleared Bass Strait. High winds prevented a landing on Macquarie until 23 Nov. Botanists, geologists, a geomorphologist, and geophysicists carried out summer programs. An officer from the Tasmanian Department of Agriculture continued the survey of the rabbit population and the distribution of rabbit fleas, and collected rabbit eye lenses for examination in Australia. Two biologists continued studies of the Light-mantled Sooty Albatross and Giant Petrels. A plaque in memory of Brenton Sellick, a weather observer with the outgoing 1971 party who had been killed in a fall in Jan 1971 was unveiled. The ship carried out a magnetometer and depth-sounding survey on the return voyage.

Voyage Reports

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Melbourne  16-Nov-1971  Macquarie Island  20-Nov-1971 
Macquarie Island  27-Nov-1971  Melbourne  2-Dec-1971 

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

See the 1971/72 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

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Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

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There is no weather data for this voyage.

Science Projects

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