Wilkes Station History
These pages are dedicated to all the men who lived and worked at Wilkes.
Any additional material is very important to the story of our station in the "Banana Belt" of Antarctica. If you have anything, an anecdote, image, or a 'souvenir' you are prepared to eventually hand over to a National Museum of Antarctica, please join the Discussion group and let us know. Anything appropriate to add to this site will be posted ASAP.
Australia takes over Wilkes 7 February 1959. Photograph by A. Campbell-Drury courtesy of the AAD
This short video chronicles a visit to Wilkes by Bill Burch in Januay 2008, when he was the ANARE Club representative on voyage 4, the resupply visit to Casey, Davis and Mawson. The Station Leader at Casey was Bob Jones, and he very kindly set up an overnight trip to Wilkes for 4 of us, three Arts Fellowship Scholars and me, escorted by an experienced guide, Vonna Keller and a Casey Weatherman, Tod Iolowski.