The first newsletter of Marion 79 is now available online!

Inside this issue meet the team members, page through their memories and read more about:

  • Circle of Life
  • Do a tour of the Base; the Butternut Hotel
  • The little Chomper – Sub-Antarctic fur seal pups
  • Take-over Memories
  • The Magical Island – Diary of a Marion First-Timer

Message from the Editor Elsa Van Ginkel: “Marion has been treating us well these past few months, the team is slowly becoming a family and we are truly looking forward to the rest of our overwintering period. I hope that this first edition of The Wanderer will keep you entertained! Enjoy.”

And Co-editor Tankiso Moso: “It is indeed a blessing and an achievement to be here. It has also been a great time so far: learning the work, getting to know each other as a team and getting used to the M79ers family. It’s going to be a good year!”



Click here to view/download the newsletter and see great shots taken by team members:

Click here to view more Marion Newsletters on the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Archive.


Ria Olivier, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 01 August 2022.

© South African National Antarctic Programme • Managed and administered by Antarctic Legacy of South Africa • Photo Credits
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