How to make a donation
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 Button below to be taken to the secure PayPal transaction website.
You will be returned here once you have completed the transaction
Donations can also be made to the Foundation by cheque or direct debit (details below) and official receipts will be issued.
Mawson’s Huts Foundation Limited
GPO Box 3850
Mawson’s Hut Foundation Limited
National Australia Bank
BSB: 082 057
Account: 79 605 0926
Please also visit our online shop where all profits from Mawson’s Huts merchandise go directly back into the Foundation to help preserve the huts and fund future expeditions.
Since its establishment in 1996 the Foundation has raised nearly $5 million in grants and sponsorship from the Federal Government, corporate Australia and individuals which has allowed six major expeditions to be mounted. The Foundation has just completed a detailed five year plan in conjunction with and endorsed by the Australian Antarctic Division. This allows for expeditions to be sent to Cape Denison each year leading up to the Centenary of the departure from Hobart in December 1911 of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Funds, equipment and supplies are now being sought for the 2013 expedition which will focus on conserving the thousands of artefacts left behind by Mawson and his team when they walked out of the huts in December 1913. These are priceless objects and to assist with their conservation a mobile laboratory has been constructed (2007-8 expedition) equipped with the latest technology. This will provide a facility for conservators to help restore and conserve the artefacts without having to return all of them to Australia for treatment.
In addition to these annual expeditions the Foundation is seeking funds to develop a Special Trust Fund of a minimum of three million dollars which invested, will fund expeditions and special projects for the conservation of the huts in future years.
More recently the foundation has undertaken the task of building a replica of Mawson’s Huts in Hobart. Assisted by a government grant, we believe the success of the attraction will not only bring attention to the historic site and the bravery of the men of the AAE, but will bring a sustained income to assist in our conservation efforts of the Huts in Cape Denison.
If you would like to make a donation and require further details please contact:
David Jensen AM
Chairman and CEO
+61 2 9321 8242
+61 414 333 381