Taken from sections of the report:
This report details the survey work carried out on Macquarie Island during January of 1996 by AUSLIG on behalf of Australian Antarctic Divisions Mapping Program. The principle aim of this work was to acquire aerial photography of the island so that a new topographic map of the island can be produced. A number of other tasks were also carried out. ... In the following pages each task will be dealt with in terms of the technique employed and the results achieved. The survey work was carried out by the following people :
Paul Boland Tasmania Department of Environment and Land Management,
Troy Lee Antarctic Division Volunteer,
Stuart Smith Antarctic Division Volunteer,
Roger Handsworth Platypus Engineering,
Noel Ward AUSLIG.
This report does not cover the specifics of the work carried out by Paul Boland or Roger Handsworth, that being the subject of separate reports to be submitted by them.
The Macquarie Island survey field party departed Hobart at 3pm on Thursday 4th of January 1996 aboard MV Polar Bird, voyage 3.1 of the Antarctic re-supply season. Voyage 3.1 arrived at Macquarie island at about 5am eastern summer time (UT+11) on Sunday 7th of January 1996. The survey party departed Macquarie Island on 12th of January aboard MV Polar Bird, voyage 3.1, at about 0:50am local time. Voyage 3.1 returned to Hobart on Sunday the 14th of January. All passengers where disembarked at about 6pm that day.
Aim and Project Brief
The survey program, as detailed by Antarctic Division in its Brief to Surveyors, comprised the following tasks, this document is included as Appendix A
1. Attempt aerial photography of the whole island,
2. Mark the boundaries of the Historic Zone and Zone A in the vicinity of the Isthmus,
3. Field check the new station facilities information system, including the location of all masts, antennae, guys and walkways.
4. Positioning of ERS-1 and 2 corner cube reflectors,
5. Precise levelling,
6. Fix, by GPS, survey marks AUS 157 and AUS 158.
7. Precise GPS connection from the ARGN site to the Hurd Point Tide Gauge site.