The Mawson’s Huts Foundation exists to conserve in perpetuity for the Australian people the unique historical buildings known as Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay, base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Australia’s greatest polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

About the Foundation

Established in 1997 with the support of the Federal Government expressly to conserve the fragile and historic buildings at Cape Denison, East Antarctica, the Mawson’s Huts Foundation has funded and organised 13 major expeditions with further planned.

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All donations of cash in excess of $2 to the Mawson’s Huts Foundation are fully tax deductible under Legislation approved by the Federal Government in 1997. It also granted Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) to the Foundation which is registered with the Australian Tax office as a Charitable Institution. Donations can be made directly to the Foundation via PayPal – please use the Donate Now button below to be taken to the secure PayPal transaction website.