Monday, June 23, 2008

Australian Antarctic Medal Awarded to Runway Builder

Matthew Filipowski is receiving the Australian Antarctic Medal. He was the supervisor on the Wilkins runway construction project in the Antarctic. This runway was finished last year and allowed for Australia and Antarctica to be linked by air passenger service. The Australian Antarctic Medal honors outstanding service to Antarctic expeditions and was first awarded in 1987.

Read original article here.

The Australian Antarctic Division website has a list of the past recipients here.

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