Midwinter - The Invitations

H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, C/- Government House, Canberra

Would you do us the honour of being our guest at Midwinter Dinner, June 21, 1800 o'clock at Mawson, Antarctica. Our humble facilities are at your disposal.

David Blaby.

R.S.V.P. Cable, 'Mawson Antarctica'.


His Holiness Pope John Paul - The Vatican.

I would be deeply honoured if you would be the guest of our 31 men at Midwinter Dinner, June 21 at Mawson, Antarctica - in spirit if not in body.

David Blaby.

R.S.V.P., David Blaby Cable, 'Mawson Antarctica'.


Linda Lovelace C/- Playboy Publications,
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Dear Miss Lovelace,

I would be deeply hornoured if you'd be the guest of our 31 men at Midwinters Dinner June 21 at Mawson. Yours in anticipation of a profound and moving evening.

David Blaby.

R.S.V.P. Cable: David Blaby, Mawson Antarctica.


The Right Honourable Prime Minister, Canberra.

On behalf of the 31 men at Mawson, we are inviting you and Mrs Fraser to join us in celebrations at Midwinter Dinner.

Awaiting your reply,

Warren Cannon.


Don Lane/Bert Newton, C/- GTV9 Bendigo St, Richmond.

Just a short word of thanks to you and all others concerned for such a wonderful night for all the chaps down at Mawson. It really was a great start to Midwinter celebrations and a thought for all our loved ones back home.

Cheers Warren (Lizard) Cannon and the rest of the crew here.


Miss Piggy, C/- Miss Piggy Fan Club,
C/- Marie, Publicity Department, Television Centre,
Epping NSW 2121.

Mawson Station Antarctica, with me and thirty other animals from Australia, on the 21st June 1980. Your presence at this celebration for the shortest day of the year would spark off a stylish happening although things could become boaring with so many mannish animals. Hope to hear from you A.S.A.P.

TonyBear, Mawson Station Antarctica (Australia).


Fiona Richmond, Penthouse International Ltd.
909 Third Avenue, N.Y. 10022

Dear Fiona,

Would you please come at the Midwinter Dinner at Mawson Station, Antarctica on 21st June, 1980. The 31 expeditioners here will be celebrating the shortest day of the year and would love you to. Oh yes, we can take you back to Australia in March 1981 but getting here is up to you. A gay time is assured. Love to hear from you.

Cheers, TonyBear, Mawson Station.


Fletcher to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, England.

Each of the 30 men at the Australian Antarctic base of Mawson are preparing to celebrate the Midwinter Solstice on 21st June. The highlight of which will be the Midwinter Dinner. You are cordially invited to attend this dinner as the guest of honour and it is hoped that you can join us. Best wishes to you for Midwinter.

Floyd Fletcher, Medical Officer, Mawson.

P.S. Please wear something warm.


Fletcher to Raquel Welch. C/- Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

The 30 men of the Australian Antarctic base of Mawson take much pleasure in cordially inviting you to attend our Midwinter solstice celebrations on 21st June, as our guest of honour at the Midwinter Dinner. We have a small film library at Mawson and it only includes one of your films, namely 'Fathom', so we feel assured that you can parachute into Mawson as you did in that movie. The relief ship can return you to warmer zones in January, 1981. Hoping you can attend and best wishes for Midwinter.

Lloyd Fletcher, Medical Officer.


Fletcher to Elizabeth Taylor, C/- M.G.M. Studios, Hollywood U.S.A.

The 30 men of the Australian Antarctic base of Mawson cordially invite you to celebrate the Midwinter solstice with them by attending our Midwinter Dinner on 21st June, as our guest of honour. Our small film library at Mawson includes 'Raintree County' and 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof' and both of these movies are favourites on the base. Best wishes to you for Midwinter.

Lloyd Fletcher, Medical Officer.

P.S. Please wear something warm.


Gaull Rod Stewart Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

I would appreciate if you and your lovely wife could be present at our Midwinter Party on 21st June, 1980 to participate in our informal festivities. We will entertain you. It will be held in our recreation rooms at Mawson Antarctica and will be in full swing for at least 24 hours. Accommodation provided. Please reply to Antarctic Melbourne, 568 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia.

Cheers, Brian Gaul.


Humphries Lorraine Bailey, C/- Channel 7, Melbourne.

Miss Bailey, on behalf of 30 Anare expeditioners at Mawson Antarctica, I invite you to attend our Midwinter Party at Mawson on Saturday 21st June.

R.S.V.P. Mr. A. Humphries, Mawson.


Humphries Sir Zelman and Lady Cowen, Government House, Canberra, A.C.T.

Sir, on behalf of the 30 Anare expeditioners at Mawson Station, Antarctica, I invite you and Lady Cowen to attend our Midwinter Party at Mawson on Saturday, 21st June.

R.S.V.P. Mr. A. Humphries, Mawson.


Kirkby. 'The Australian' Newspaper, Melbourne - Please forward to Mr. Larry Pickering.

Midwinter is a big event of Antarctic year and all at Mawson would like you and Chook Foureyes Eyebrows and the rest of the jungle mob to be our guests. It's a bit of a swim but once you reach the ice edge we'll fix transport rest of way. Cheers, Syd Kirkby.

R.S.V.P. Personal Cables, Antarctic Division.


Kirkby. Ure Smith, 176 South Creek Road, Dee Why West, Sydney, New South Wales. Please forward to John O'Grady.

Your mate James McIntosh missed reporting on Antarctic Brews. Reckon if he came to our Midwinter do, he'll really know something about beer you're invited to.

Regards, Syd Kirkby.

R.S.V.P. Personal Cables, Antarctic Division.


Maggs. Miss Bette Midler, C/- The Atlantic Recording Company, New York, U.S.A.

Dear Bette,

It's my pleasure on behalf of 31 men wintering at Mawson to ask you to be our guest at Midwinter Dinner on 21st June.

R.S.V.P. Tom Maggs, C/- Personal Cables, A.N.A.R.E., Melbourne.


Maggs, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, C/- Government House, Melbourne.

On behalf of the 31 men at Mawson, Australia's premier Antarctic Station, I extend to you an invitation to be our guest for dinner on 21st June to celebrate Midwinters Day. 1800 for 1900, dress dinner suits and dickie. My fastest dog sledge is at your disposal. Please reply c/- Personal Cables, Antarctic Division, 568 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, at your earliest convenience. Yours in anticipation.

Tom Maggs, Radio Officer.


Petrini, American Boxing Association, Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.A. To Muhammed Ali.

Sir, you are hereby cordially invited to attend the Midwinter Celebration at Australia's premier Antarctic Station, Mawson on 21st June, 1989. R.S.V.P. R.S.V.P.

Robert Petrini, Via Mrs. Rob, Antarctic Division, Melbourne.


Robinson. Bob Hudson, C/- A.B.C. Sydney.

Dear Bob,

I would like to invite you to join us at Mawson, (Australia's premier Antarctic Station) for our Midwinter celebrations on 21st June. Please R.S.V.P. via Mrs. Rob Antarctic Division, Melbourne.

Regards, David Robinson.


Robinson. Clive Robertson C/- A.B.C. Sydney.

Dear Clive,

I would like to invite you to join us at Mawson, Australia's premier Antarctic station, for our Midwinter celebrations on 21st June. Please R.S.V.P. via Mrs. Rob, Antarctic Division, Melbourne.

Regards, David Robinson.


Robinson. Paul McCartney C/- Apple Records, London.

Dear Paul,

I would like to extend to you an invitation to join the men at Mawson (Australia's premier Antarctic Station) for our Midwinter celebration on 21st June. Stop. R.S.V.P. via Antarctic Division.


David Robinson.

Robinson. The Premier, Parliament House, Sydney.

Dear Mr. Wran,

I would like to extend to you an invitation to join the men at Mawson (Australia's premier Antarctic Station) for our Midwinter Celebration on 21st June. R.S.V.P. via Antarctic Division, Melbourne. A.S.A.P.


David Robinson.

Lyle Hynes, Anare Macquarie Island from Tivendale.

On behalf of the 31 men at Mawson, I extend an invitation to you and a friend to join us for Midwinter Celebrations on 21st June. R.S.V.P.

Charles Tivendale, Mawson.


Philip Adams, C/- Age Newspaper.

No regular transport, but you can probably hitch a ride on Dick Smith's plan when and if he comes.

Regards, Charles Tivendale.


TO ALL ANTARCTIC STATIONS - FM SYOWA STATION - MAWSON

On behalf of the Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, I send greetings to all persons working in the Antarctic Stations on the occasion of the Midwinter Day in 1980. I believe your continuous international co-operation in scientific research under the cold and dark circumstances to the peaceful human life over the world. I wish you success in your endeavours and a safe return to your homelands.

Senichi Tanigaki, Minister of Education, Science and Culture.