A life that Swannell loved...



Surveying tripod
Remains of tripod from Swannell survey station along Thutade Lake





   Leaving Victoria each spring, Swannell and his survey crew would spend at least six months in the field. For most of the time they lived in tents, away from the comforts of civilization.


   They worked six days a week, and ten to twelve hours each day. Conditions were difficult, and the weather often inclement. The men had to adapt to the situations they faced, and overcome any obstacles they encountered.


   Yet by all accounts from people who knew him, it was a life that Swannell loved.