I’m getting ready to head south for the summer season again. Receiving mail down on station is such a great feeling, and so is having the opportunity to share my Antarctic experience with others around the world.

When I received the odd postcard last year, I put it up on my donga (bedroom) pinboard. This year I’d like to try a little project and offer a postcard swap. I’d really appreciate if you would send me a postcard from where you are from so I can put it up on my wall. I’ll take a picture of my pinboard at the end of the season and you’ll be able to see my cards from all around the world.

To send me mail, please send a postcard to:

Brendan Barnes
Casey Station
Australian Antarctic Div
203 Channel Highway
Kingston TAS 7050

Just a postcard will be amazing. Postage cost is to Australia (they put it in a mailbag from there and transport them to station) or domestic rate if you’re in the country. Please no envelopes, packaging, food etc. Also can you get your postcard to arrive in Kingston before Thursday 22 November 2018, otherwise it will miss the mail closing date for the ship and there’s limited flights after that which are very late in the season. Plus if it’s on the ship I’ll receive it for Christmas 🙂

In return I’d love to send you a custom postcard from Antarctica which I just got printed for the occasion. It’s got penguins and hagglunds on the front, and our expedition logo on the back. I’ve also just ordered some Aurora Australis edition stamps and we have an Antarctic postmark on station so they should look pretty awesome. I have 200 postcards, so I really hope there’s enough, but at the same time I really want to give them all away!

For me to get your postal address, can you either send me your details by the Contact page or email and I’ll add you to the send out list, or otherwise include a clear legible return address on your postcard. The ones I get via contact/email I’ll do my best to get them posted early on the 5 November flight. I’ll be looking forward to receiving your postcard when the ship arrives.

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.