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[Exhibition Review] Traversing Antarctica: The Australian experience

Antonello, Alessandro

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One hundred years ago Douglas Mawson and the men of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition set sail from Hobart for Antarctica. They landed at Commonwealth Bay on 8 January 1911, establishing not merely a base, but making the first specifically Australian place upon the ice. Despite earlier Australian encounters with the region, this act of settlement is being marked as the beginning of a century of a deep and sustained connection with the Antarctic. Engaging directly with these centennial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Review
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/262823
Source: reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website

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