Jack's Donga (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Jack's Donga (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Refuge
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Informal Antarctic/sub-Antarctic Gazetteer.
Originally a Caterpillar 955 cab tractor, it was adapted as a field hut to provide temporary shelter en route to Wilkes. Built by Jack Field, Neville Collins and Keith Fletcher in 1962, it contained two single bunk beds. In more recent years, a container traverse van has been used as a four-person field hut at the site. The original structure is now used only as a lavatory shelter for the field toilet.
Jack’s Donga is named for Jack Field, station cook at Wilkes in 1962, who suggested the idea of building a field hut in this location.