Traversing Antarctica

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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. 

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.

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