The ANARE Club was formed in 1951 so members of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) could stay in touch and celebrate their shared experiences. ANARE was run from 1947 by the Australian Antarctic Division and is now called the Australian Antarctic program based in Tasmania.
Each year it sends teams south to research stations at Macquarie Island, Mawson, Davis & Casey. The Club is also open to anyone interested in the Antarctic.They are in excellent condition given their age. The owner of these cufflinks was the navigator on the very first Australian expedition back to the Antarctic after the second world war in the late 1940's, and in fact a part of Heard Island is named after him!
There is no doubt as to the authenticity. Sadly over the years we have collected too much stuff and it's time to go. It is our hope that the next owner of these cufflinks will take pride in their ownership, perhaps having their own links (pun not intended) to Antarctica or the ANARE Club. They will be sent by Australia Post Registered.Deliveries are taking longer than normal! The tracking numbers are for a reason. Please do not mark me down for something out of everyone's control. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "slotmex" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.