Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience

Feature image
Mawson Antarctic Expedition: Steam Yacht Aurora, photographed on the edge of the ice shelf off Queen Mary Land – with a group of penguins in the foreground. Lantern slide attributed to Frank Hurley. NAA: M584, 2. National Archives collection

Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience


Showing how Australia’s connection with the frozen continent has developed for over 100 years since the 1911–14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson. Delve into the scientific, historical and cultural legacy of those who navigate Antarctica's extreme conditions in the name of discovery.


Documentary materials from the National Archives, a rare collection of original equipment, diaries from early expeditions and inspiring imagery reveal this fascinating history.


The exhibition is a joint project by the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Antarctic Division and the Western Australian Museum, supported by Visions of Australia.


Official launch: 6pm, Friday 19 September 2014
with special guest speaker, Michelle Hughes, Exhibitions Coordinator, National Archives of Australia

RSVP by 5pm, Wednesday 17 September 2014

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