I am working in the Tasmanian Archives in Hobart and got already good material for the NSC-DS. I take pictures from the documents and the people here in the Archives are very helpful and very friendly. I am lucky to get so much freedom to fulfill my contract for the NSC-DS. Some of the lighthouse logbooks are not complete and are copies from the original but there is lots of information on wind and clouds. Unfortunately, there are no entries for pressure, etc. As I said, these are only copies – but the best I could get so far.
The rest of the week is the same work on the agenda – hope it goes smooth as the last few days.
A book review is published since this week in SIBIRICA vol 70 no 2 (2017) pp221-222.
I reviewed the book from Enrico Mazzoli: “Carl Weyprecht and the International Polar Year”. It was interesting and I liked to work on it and it reminded me on my PhD thesis when I worked through all the archive material in Vienna.
14 June 2017: The Ladies from the Shirley’s Ladies Friendship Club (305 New Brighton Road) invited me for a talk on the Antarctic. Their final comment was: “we like your passion and enthusiasm, could you deliver another talk to us next year?”
The group will call me soon to make new arrangements for another presentation. I suggested a history talk on the Antarctic and they seemed delighted about it.
My next talk is at the Rotary Club (Cashmere) – on working in the Antarctic as lecturer – 12 July 2017.
Digging out the weather station from PCAS course 2015 – and still happy
At 1 June I gave a talk at the Redwood Garden Club. This group was very nice and I learned a lot about roses and other garden matters. Many were really interested in the topic and I was glad to answer all sorts of questions after the talk on living in the Antarctic.
On 14 June I will give another presentation at the Shirley Ladies Club and on 12 July at the Rotary Club (men only). That will be very interesting.