In the sledge tracks of Amundsen

14th December is an important date for many reasons. According to Wikipedia, Constantinople was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in 557, while closer to home, the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909 (NSW) transferred the Australian Capital Territory from New South Wales to the Commonwealth. However, for polar observers, 14th December 1911 marks the […]

Dam, China, What Happened?

If the countries of Asia were ever gathered into a room and asked, “Who here has ever felt victimised by China?”, a lot of hands would go up in the air. China is often portrayed as the region’s Mean Girl, the power player who exercises soft power to get what it wants, never openly engaging […]