tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 02/09/2016


Photo taken on January 26, 2016


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It's in the book

It's in the book
After just 50 years, I've at last produced a picture book on my time in Antarctica in 1966/7 (we're having a 1966 expedition reunion today and tomorrow, so I'll be away for a bit).

The title "YIKLA - well, usually" might seem a little unlikely, so I'll explain it. We had very limited communications while there - no voice radio contact and a personal allowance of only 150 free words/month of telegram messages (in both directions). To help with our messaging, the head office people gave us a code sheet of phrases linked to five letter words to share with families. I'm fairly sure the code word "YIKLA" was only ever used in a sardonic manner, it meant "This is the life". :-) If anyone would care to see a preview of the book (or even purchase a copy), then go to this link.

I was based at Mawson, on the coast at the top of the background map. During the year, I was part of a four month survey trip some 300km inland (more or less the red line shown at the top) to help map the largely unvisited northern Prince Charles Mtns.

Should you feel the need for something playing in the background, well, try this - it's in the book.

Richard Nuttall, Ulrich John, beverleyplaya, M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here ! and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


50 comments - The latest ones
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Congrats on the photo book! Great composition too!

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18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks very much, William.
18 months ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Very cool, George. Nice photo, also.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Tim Hanko
Thank you, Tim.
18 months ago.
Lian
Lian
It's wonderful. Unfortunately Blurb doesn't ship to Mainland China. Could you make the book available in Amazon?
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Lian
I'm sorry, that doesn't seem possible under the system I'm using, but I am working (slowly, as I'm having to learn the technology) to make it available online as an ebook.
18 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
George.... its a wonderful piece of history and you should be so very proud you helped make it.

I am hoping to save up for the book
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Pam J
Thank you very much, Pam.
18 months ago.
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
Congratulations George, enjoy the reunion, it's deserved. Can't see the present generation surviving on the limited communications you had . . ..

:D
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Fratton Parker
Many thanks, Ben. I'm sure they'd be lost. On that score, it was interesting how I had to explain all kinds of (former) everyday things, such as "telegrams". My grandkids wouldn't have a clue - so my explanation was "a bit like a printed text message". :-) The reunion went well too.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Xata
Xata
A part of life that was our past, hard and magical without all of today's facilities. Thanks for sharing. I keep the link...
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Xata
Thank you very much, Xata. Yes, times have changed.
18 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Congratulations, George!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Tacheles
Thanks, Norbert.
18 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Félicitation,un travail bien récompensé George .
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci beaucoup, Malik.
18 months ago.
Francis Taylor
Francis Taylor
Congratulations.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Francis Taylor
Thank you.
18 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic event! Congratulations George!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Zsuzsa
Thank you, Zsuzsa.
18 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Many congratulations !!!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Larry Drummond
Thank you, Larry.
18 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
Congratulations, George, and good luck, And have a good time at the reunion -- or else.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to John FitzGerald
Thank you, John. Glad to say the reunion was a total success. :-)
18 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Congrats with your book !!
Enjoyed looking in your book (I also use Blurb for my photo books).
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks very much, Jaap. It's the first full Blurb book I've done (and still grappling with the "ebook" version.
18 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Thank you everyone, for your kind comments and faves. The reunion went well and has now finished - and I'm enjoying unwinding and catching up here. :-)
18 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
My congratulations on your book George, I'm pleased your reunion went well.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Thank you, Roger.
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on your book, George. That's an amazing accomplishment.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Ron Hanko
Thanks very much, Ron.
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Silver Surfers
www.ipernity.com/group/605303
18 months ago.
Berny
Berny
congratulations!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Berny
Thank you, Berny.
18 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Rambonp
Thank you.
18 months ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Nice looking book!
Glad you are reaping a reward after 50 years.
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Meadowmom
Thank you, Laurie. I expect very limited sales, but at least it's now all on record.
18 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wow, congrats

Thanks so much for your kind visit:)
Happy serene weekend!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Annemarie
Thank you, Annemarie.
18 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
That must have been a very interesting set of experiences, George....why so long to publish! Congratulations on the launch and best of luck
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to Diana Australis
Thanks, Diana, it was indeed interesting. The delay in publishing was largely because the "digital photo book" is a fairly new development (couldn't imagine it otherwise).
18 months ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Congratulations on the book, looks to be an interesting read !!!.... Have a great reunion !!
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Thank you very much.
18 months ago.
bertapei
bertapei
congratulations !
amazing experience !
bravo !
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to bertapei
Thanks very much.
18 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
so pleased to see that you have produced this George ... congratulations indeed ;-)
18 months ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks, Bev. It's really nice to be able to hold a hard copy. :-)
18 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Congratulations- this looks really good! It must have been a lot of work (and fun) to put it all together.
17 months ago.